Anthony Blinken, United States Secretary of State, touched down in Ethiopia late Tuesday. As reported by Aljazeera news, he met with representatives of civil society organizations and those in charge of providing humanitarian assistance to discuss issues related to food security, human rights, and aid delivery.

He also spoke with senior officials about initiatives taken to ensure long-term security in the northern part of the country and the execution of the peace accord. Additionally, the discussion aimed to strengthen ties between the United States and Ethiopia. 

According to the State Department, Blinken also spoke with the prime minister of Ethiopia, Dr. Abiy Ahmed, about the “importance of accountability for the atrocities committed by all parties during the conflict.”  

For his part, Dr. Abiy Ahmed claimed in a tweet that he and Blinken spoke about several bilateral problems. With a commitment to partnership, “we have agreed to strengthen the long-standing bilateral relations between our countries,” he wrote.

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