JUBA – The government of Ethiopia has reiterated its calls on the international community to put pressure on the rebellious Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) to withdraw its forces from areas it controls in Afar and Amhara region.
This, the government of Ethiopia communication service said in a statement this afternoon, would help in the smooth transfer of the badly needed aid into the war-ravage region of Tigray.
“The Ethiopian government reaffirms its commitment to work closely with the international community and other stakeholders to insure proper access to humanitarian aid,” the government said in the statement a copy of which was seen by Sudans Post.
“The government also urges the international community to put pressure on Tigray militants to withdraw fully from the areas they occupy in the Afar and Amhara regions to pave way for a smooth aid delivery for those in need,” the statement added.
Earlier, the government announced that 47 of 50 World Food Programme Truck carrying humanitarian aid crossed into the Tigray region and were still on their way into the regional state’s capital Mekelle.