MADRID, Apr 22. (EUROPA PRESS) –
The US State Department has specified that it has not seen “any evidence of the withdrawal of Eritrean troops” from the Ethiopian region of Tigray, “despite the commitments made” by both countries.
The spokesman for the State Department, Ned Price, has again urged during a press conference the “total and immediate withdrawal”, since it is a step “fundamental to restore peace and security”, as well as to ” the issue of humanitarian access “.
According to Price, the department “has taken a very clear and decisive leadership role” on the matter, while the secretary of state has spoken with Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed in a commitment “at various levels”, which has been “constant and continuous”.
Abiy, after recognizing the entry of Eritrean forces to support the Ethiopian Army in the Tigray offensive, assured that the troops would withdraw from the country.
The offensive was launched on November 4 by order of the prime minister in response to a TPLF attack on an Army base in the regional capital, which resulted in the death of a significant number of Ethiopian military personnel, after months of tensions between the party. and the central government.