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US lauds Ethiopia for hosting IGAD Quartet meeting

Addis Ababa, July 12, 2023 (FBC) – Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister, Demeke Mekonnen, met at his office with Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs of the United States Molly Phee.

During the meeting the two sides discussed bilateral and regional issues of mutual interest and ways of boosting cooperation in key areas at bilateral, regional, and multilateral issues.

DPM and FM Demeke said, we need to work closely to further expedite and fully implement revitalized Ethio-USA diplomatic engagements.

The peace process Sudan must be Sudanese-led and Sudanese owned and should be conducted under the auspices of the African Union through the IGAD platform, Demeke noted.

The Assistant Secretary lauded the Government of Ethiopia for hosting the IGAD Quartet meeting on the situation in Sudan on 10 July 2023 and stressed the fact that parties to conflict should commit to a ceasefire to effect political solutions and to dispense humanitarian aid.

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