UAE would provide $5 million through the World Food Program and international organizations to help refugees in Ethiopia conflict

According to state news agency WAM, UAE Minister of Foreign Affairs, Abdullah bin Zayed, related on Sunday that the UAE would provide $5 million via the World Food Program and international organizations for helping refugees affected by the dispute in Ethiopia. He also called parties of the Ethiopia conflict to return to dialogue and implement the rule of law.

Ethiopia’s northern Tigray region has entered into an armed dispute in the last two weeks, and hundreds were killed, and about 25,000 refugees have also escaped into neighboring Sudan.

The UAE Foreign Minister evoked the relation between the security and stability of the Middle East and the Horn of Africa. He also stated: Ethiopia is the key to security and stability in the Horn of Africa and the region, underscoring the importance of preserving the institutions of the Ethiopian state and the unity of the federal system.

WAM reported that Sheikh Abdullah also affirmed the need to mobilize all international and regional efforts and ensure the stability of the region and the central role of Ethiopia in this vision, as well as work with the African Union and other relevant institutions, indicating that the UAE has made many contacts with partners in Africa, the region, and the international community to put an end to the conflict by peaceful means and avoid escalation in light of the sensitive situation that the region is witnessing. Sheikh Abdullah also indicates the importance of adhering to the principle of non-interference in internal affairs.

It should be noted that the African region is representing new opportunities that must be focused on, including the peace process in Sudan and South Sudan.

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