His Security Council UN expressed his “deep concern” today in the escalation of the conflict in Ethiopia and called for a ceasefire.
The members of this body “demand the termination of hostilities “and a permanent ceasefire to be negotiated,” Mexican Ambassador to the United Nations Juan Ramon said in a joint statement to reporters. They also call for “the creation of conditions for the start of a national dialogue in Ethiopia in which all parties will participate in order to resolve the crisis “.
The Council also called on the parties involved to “refrain from inciting hate speech and inciting violence and division”.
A public meeting of the council, scheduled for today, was postponed to Monday.
Joint Declaration by 15 Member States
However, the 15 member states, which have so far struggled to agree on a common position, issued the statement at a time when, after a year of war, Tigris insurgents are now threatening to march on the capital, Addis Ababa.
The 15 countries mainly “expressed their deep concern about the spread and escalation of military conflicts in northern Ethiopia”, as well as about the “impact of the conflict on the humanitarian situation” and “the stability of the country and the whole region”.
The Security Council requested that in addition to the International Atomic Energy Agency’s ongoing inspections in Iran, that it monitor Iran’s compliance with “the steps required by the IAEA Board”.