US and other four countries announced their concern about the conflicts in Amhara and Oromia regions in Ethiopia
The governments of Australia, Japan, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America are concerned about the recent violence in the Amhara and Oromia regions, which has resulted in civilian deaths and instability.
“We encourage all parties to protect civilians, respect human rights, and work together to address complex issues in a peaceful manner”, the statements said.
The international community continues to support the goal of long-term stability for all Ethiopians.
Last week, US Secretary Anthony Blinken spoke with Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed about the conflicts in Amhara and Oromia regions.
Blinken said that the situation in the Amhara and Oromia regions poses a threat to the peace and security of the region.
The secretary also discussed with Prime Minister Abiy the way to provide food aid in a fair way in the conflict areas.
Blinken told the Prime Minister that the United States will provide full support to resolve the differences on Great Ethiopia Renaissance Dam through diplomatic means.
Following the federal government disbanded regional Special Forces, the national defence and Fano have been in conflict since last April in Amhara.
The conflict has continued to escalate and the state government has asked the federal government to intervene saying that the matter is beyond its control.
Following the escalation of the security situation in the region, Ethiopian Airlines has cancelled its weekend flights to Dessie, Gondar, and Lalibela.
Since August 4, 2023, the Council of Ministers declared a state of emergency for six months due to the security crisis in the Amhara region