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UN chief overly concerned by escalation of violence in Ethiopia

UN chief overly concerned by escalation of violence in Ethiopia

United Nations, Nov 2 (Prensa Latina) The UN Secretary-General (UNSG) António Guterres on Tuesday expressed his extremely concern about the escalation of violence in Ethiopia and the recent declaration of a state of emergency.
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In a statement released on Tuesday afternoon local time in New York, his spokesperson said ¨the stability of Ethiopia and the wider region is at stake.¨

In this regard, Mr. Guterres reiterated his call for an immediate cessation of hostilities and unrestricted humanitarian access to deliver pressing life-saving assistance to the restive northern regions; Tigray, Amhara and Afar.

The UN chief also asks for “an inclusive national dialogue to resolve this crisis and create the foundation for peace and stability throughout the country.”

On Tuesday, Ethiopian government declared a state of emergency at national level in order to protect its population from the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) actions, according to local reports.

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