DPM, FM Demeke Confers With US Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs

Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister, Demeke Mekonnen met with Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs of the United States, Molly Phee.

They discussed bilateral and regional issues of mutual interest and ways of boosting cooperation in key areas of bilateral, regional, and multilateral issues.

Demeke elaborated “we need to work closely to further expedite and fully implement revitalized Ethio-USA diplomatic engagements.”

The peace process in Sudan must be led and owned by the Sudanese and should be conducted under the auspices of the AU through the IGAD platform, Demeke stated.

The Assistant Secretary Molly Phee on her part lauded the Government of Ethiopia for hosting the IGAD Quartet meeting on the situation in Sudan on 10 July 2023.

She stressed the fact that parties to conflict should commit to a ceasefire to effect political solutions and to dispense humanitarian aid.

Source: Ethiopian News Agency