Addis Ababa, March 12, 2021 –The European Union has reaffirmed its commitment to continue to consider Ethiopia as a key partner in the Horn of Africa.

“Ethiopia is one of the few countries with whom the European Union has a Strategic Engagement,” said Didier

Versé, EU’s Head of Unit for Eastern and Central Africa.

“The European Union is aware of the needs of the Ethiopia population,” Versé said in a statement.

“The European Union has not suspended its cooperation with Ethiopia and it would like to continue supporting the country’s transition and reforms.”

The EU also called for protection of civilians and refugees in Ethiopia and respect for human rights, international refugee and international humanitarian laws.

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