5:18 pm - Tuesday June 15, 0849

EU calls for peaceful dialogue to end killings in Ethiopia


The European Union (EU) calls on Ethiopian government and opposition to end peacefully through dialogue the ongoing conflicts in Oromia and Amhara regions of the country, which has caused the death of dozens of citizens, among others.

“The recent unrest in the Oromia and Amhara regions of Ethiopia has caused a considerable number of casualties and only a constructive dialogue among all affected parties can lead to a peaceful and sustainable resolution of such disputes. Working within the framework of Ethiopia’s Constitution, all stakeholders need to continue such a dialogue and refrain from recourse to violence and inflammatory statements,” EU said in its press statement yesterday.

“The EU extends its condolences to the families and friends of the deceased. The reassurance of the consultation with the concerned communities is encouraging,”it said.

Media reports show that over 80 people have so far died in a month long Oromia students protest against the Addis Ababa city master-plan, which the students considered as land grab from the poor Oromo farmers.

While on the North part of the country in Gondar area of Amhara Region,clashes have been reported between the Amhara and Kimant ethnic groups resulting in death of dozens of people.

Source: Newbusinessethiopia


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