Blinken and Hamdok decided to work together to persuade the groups in Tigray to stop fighting.
On Wednesday, Secretary of State Anthony Blinken talked with Sudanese Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok about the violence in Ethiopia’s Tigray area, and the two agreed to urge the parties toward talks that would lead to a truce, according to the State Department.
According to US State Department spokesman Ned Price, the officials also discussed “the broadening scope of the armed conflict in Ethiopia’s Amhara and Afar regions, the deteriorating humanitarian situation in Tigray, and the reported return of Eritrean forces to Ethiopia, which threatens regional stability.”
It is worth noting that Metro Kass, the Commissioner of the Ethiopian National Disaster Management Committee, stated on Tuesday that “some Westerners and their institutions are pressuring us to open a corridor through western Tigray through the Sudanese border to provide humanitarian assistance to those who need it in the Tigray region.”
According to Matko, the federal government is currently providing help to the needy people of Tigray through the Afar region border in the country’s east.
In an interview with the Ethiopian newspaper Addis Zemen, Mitko claimed that the Tigray Liberation Front is carrying out hostile acts against the Amhara and Afar regions in defiance of the government’s unilateral cease-fire declaration and that the Tigray Liberation Front has seized more than 170 vehicles carrying humanitarian aid to the people of Tigray.