ADDIS ABABA — The Israeli government has said that it is closely monitoring the ongoing conflict in Ethiopia which begin following the TPLF attack on a northern army command in November 2020.
This comes following a meeting between the Ethiopian ambassador to Israel, Reta Alemu, and the Jewish state’s foreign policy advisor to the president, Ziv Vapini, according to the Ethiopian foreign ministry.
“Ethiopia’s Ambassador In Israel, H.E. Reta Alemu had a meeting with Ambassador Ziv Vapini, the Foreign Policy Advisor to the President of Israel,” the Ethiopian foreign ministry said in a statement seen by Sudans Post.
According to the statement, the two officials “discussed the current situation in Ethiopia and relations between the two countries.”
The Ethiopian envoy “gave a briefing on the atrocities committed by the TPLF in the Afar and Amhara regions that killed and displaced many people besides destroying infrastructure,” the statement said.
The Ethiopian diplomat “also detailed the latest encouraging measures taken by the government that demonstrated its commitment to bring lasting peace in the country.”
Reta highlighted the “establishment of the commission on national dialogue that intend to address critical issues in the country,” the statement said.
For his part, the Israeli presidential foreign policy advisor said his country “was closely monitoring the situation in Ethiopia following the earlier meeting with the president of Israel, H.E. Isaac Herzog regarding Ethiopia’s situation.”
He went on to thank the Ethiopian ambassador “for the detailed briefing, and expressed Israel’s commitment to support the government’s peace efforts in Ethiopia.”