Addis Ababa, October 12, 2020 –The Ministry of Foreign Affairs today briefed resident ambassadors and diplomatic community in Addis Ababa on current national issues.
The briefing mainly focused on Ethiopia’s postponed 6th general elections, current COVID 19 situation and the unconstitutional regional election that took place in Tigray.
Ethiopia postponed the elections due to the COVID-19 pandemic by taking all necessary constitutional procedures, the Ethiopian officials told the diplomats.
However, Tigray conducted a regional election in breach of the constitution. The House of Federation passed decision that makes the election unconstitutional and unacceptable, they said.
Ambassador Dina Mufti, Spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, said the explanation was needed to create clarity on the aforementioned areas.