Tuesday , January 26 2021
Home / AFRICA / TIGRAY: Museveni meets Ethiopian officials
 Nrm Image

TIGRAY: Museveni meets Ethiopian officials

Museveni talks to the Ethiopian Deputy Prime Minister Demeke Mekonnen Hassen in Gulu. PHOTO PPU

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT & XINHUA | President Yoweri Museveni has  held discussions with the Ethiopia’S Deputy Prime Minister Demeke Mekonnen Hassen as the world seeks a solution to the unrest in the Tigray region.

“Our discussion focused on the peace and security issues affecting Ethiopia currently. Being one of the oldest countries that was not colonised in Africa, Ethiopia is the pride of the continent,” said Museveni.

“Africa’s problem is that we never discuss ideology, focusing so much on diplomacy. I totally disagree with politics that focus on ethnic federalism. We must emphasise the issue of oneness and common interests because it is the only way we can prosper.”

The meeting comes a day after Ethiopian Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed said that the ongoing military operation in the country’s northern Tigray regional state “is progressing well.”

“Our campaign in the Tigray region to uphold rule of law is progressing well. Justice will prevail. Ethiopia will prevail,” Ahmed said on Sunday.

“By advancing rule of law and holding accountable those that have been looting, destabilizing Ethiopia, we will lay the foundation for lasting peace and harmony.”

“Those who are committing crimes against humanity and peace will be held accountable. We remain steadfast in our resolve to justice and rule of law,” said the Ethiopian premier.

“Thanks to the exceptional valor and commitment of its sons and daughters, Ethiopia is more than capable of attaining the objectives of the operation by itself,” he added.

Since the early hours of Nov. 4, the Ethiopian government has been undertaking military operations against the The Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF).

The Ethiopian government has been blaming the TPLF, which was one of the four coalition fronts of Ethiopia’s former ruling party, the Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF), for masterminding various treasonous acts across different parts of the country with an overarching goal of destabilizing the East African country.

The mounting disputes between the federal government and the TPLF were exacerbated in September this year, when the Tigray regional government decided to go ahead with its planned regional elections, which the Ethiopian parliament had previously postponed due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

One comment

  1. Let’s hope something comes out of this meeting and a solution can be found soonest.

    Meanwhile Africans are killing each other in avoidable conflict while the rest of the continent just watches. This is sad and it has to stop.

    When are representatives from the other side going to be invited for conflict resolution?

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *