Europe condemns top officials killings in Ethiopia

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Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed during a press conference at Chigi Palace in Rome, Italy, 21 January 2019. Abiy Ahmed is for an official visit in Rome.

Europe condemns top officials killings in Ethiopia


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An attempted coup in Ethiopia has left four officials dead, including the country’s military chief, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed‘s office announced on 23 June.
The European Union has condemned the events and called for restraint from all sides of the Ethiopian political spectrum, both at national and regional levels.
“The killing of Amhara Regional State President Ambachew Mekonnen and his adviser Ezez Wasie in Bahir Dar, and of the Ethiopian army Chief of Staff General Seare Mekonnen and General (Rtd) Gezai Abera on 22 June 2019 is deplorable. We extend our sincere condolences to all families and friends of the victims.”, is said in the statement.

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