BY STAFF REPORTER
ADDIS ABABA- “A strong and stable Ethiopia is important to us. That is why we are committed to doing all we can to see the conflict resolved” said KenyanPresident after hosting visiting U.S. Special Envoy for the Horn of Africa, David Satterfield in Nairobi.
While addressing in Nairobi, Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta stressed the need to urgent resolution in resolving the Ethiopian conflict in Tigray to allow speedy resolution to concentrate on rebuilding their economies.
Noting that the two countries have been working on joint projects in the past andKenya’s key infrastructure plans depends on Ethiopia’s peace; the President emphasized its concerns as the conflict drags those targets.
“We have dealt with this crisis in our way. We have endeavored to support Ethiopia, we have provided counsel and we have engaged in our quiet soft diplomacy to push the process forward,” said Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary Raychelle Omamo at a media briefing on Friday.
“We believe in Ethiopia’s ability to reach consensus. Sometimes consensus takes time. Sometimes things don’t move as quickly as you would want, but what you need to do as a neighbor is to remain committed.”
It is to be recalled that during U.S. Secretary of State Anthony Blinken’s visit to Kenya last November, Kenya’s Foreign affairs cabinet secretary Raychelle Omamo said “We believe in the potential of Ethiopia to find a resolution to this crisis. We must believe in the fortitude and wisdom of the Ethiopian people because, in the end, the solutions will come from them. What we can do as a neighbor is to support.”
The January 26/2022