Mr. Guterres has welcomed the Ethiopian authorities’s announcement on Friday that the Nationwide Defence Power will pause at its present positions, Deputy UN Spokesperson Farhan Haq stated in a press release.
He additionally welcomed the message from the Tigrayan forces stating that they had withdrawn from neighbouring Afar and Amhara areas again into Tigray.
“The Secretary-Normal urges the events to understand this chance, stop hostilities within the year-long battle, take all steps to make sure the supply of much-needed humanitarian help, the withdrawal of international fighters, and tackle political variations via a reputable and inclusive nationwide dialogue,” the assertion stated.
The Secretary-Normal inspired the events to proceed engagement with the African Union Excessive Consultant for the Horn of Africa, former Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo.
He additionally underlined the UN’s full help of Mr. Obasanjo’s mediation efforts, and known as on the worldwide neighborhood to play a constructive function in supporting an finish to the preventing.
Final week, the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva held a particular session the place international locations voted to ascertain a global skilled fee to research allegations of violations throughout the battle.