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Ministry continues to update diplomats on recent violence

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Discussion about Recent Unrests with Ambassadors Successful, Says MoFA

Addis Ababa August 26/2016 The discussions held with resident ambassadors in Ethiopia about the recent unrests were successful in enabling them to know the objective reality and the efforts of the government to solve problems by peaceful means, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) said.

At a weekly briefing he held here today, MoFA Spokesperson Tewolde Mulugeta said the diplomats are now well aware of the root causes of the unrests in parts of Amhara and Oromia regional states and the efforts to address the legitimate concerns.

The spokesperson stated that ambassadors from African, Asian, Middle Eastern, European and American countries were enlightened on how some political elements hijacked the legitimate public grievances and triggered violence in the regional states.

The diplomats were also briefed about the measures being taken by the government to solve the problem and activities to maintain public order.

Tewolde noted that Ethiopia's capability to host big international conferences has shown progress over the years; and this is further witnessed by the recent holding of the 66th WHO Regional Committee for Africa summit in Addis Ababa.

At the conference, Ethiopia shared its experiences in maternal mortality reduction and reproductive health services, it was indicated.

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