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Ethiopia: Armed Conflict

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN 51557, tabled on 20 September 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, when the conflict in Ethiopia will next be discussed at the UN Security Council; and what steps he is taking with international counterparts to secure further discussion on that conflict.

Answered on

4 October 2022

The UK is supporting efforts to secure a meeting of the UN Security Council to discuss the return to conflict in Ethiopia. The UK also raised the situation in Ethiopia during a UN Security Council discussion on conflict and hunger on 15 September.

The UK has been heavily involved in international efforts to de-escalate conflict, stressing the need for a political solution, humanitarian access and accountability for atrocities. We are now urging both parties to deliver on their commitments to end the conflict peacefully and to begin African Union-led peace talks. Our Embassy in Addis Ababa is engaging with all parties to the conflict to deliver these messages.

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