Addis Abeba, February 08/2021 – Through a joint-statement by High-Representative/Vice-President Josep Borrell, Commissioner Jutta Urpilainen and Commissioner Janez Lenarčič , issued today, the EU said it “joins the United States’ call for the withdrawal of Eritrean troops from Ethiopia, which are fueling the conflict in Tigray, reportedly committing atrocities, and exacerbating ethnic violence.”

EU’s latest call on the need to withdraw Eritrean forces from Tigray shows that there is a transatlantic consensus between European Union and the US Administration under President Joe Biden on the presence and participation of Eritrean forces in Tigray’s armed conflict, which started on November 04/2020