United States Special Envoy to the Horn of Africa Feltman meets Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed.
“… I can confirm that Special Envoy Feltman met with Prime Minister Abiy this morning. They had constructive, factual discussions. These talks covered the importance of bilateral relations as well as broader regional issues, ”said Ned Price, spokesman for the State Department.
“The special envoy is still there and the meeting between him and the prime minister closed everything – not so long ago. And so we will have more details once Ambassador Feltman – returns to the United States. “
“Of course we hope that the positive impulses from his discussions will be implemented quickly. And we will work with our – with the Ethiopian government to ensure that the prospects for realizing this positive dynamic are achieved, ”Ned Price said during a press conference Thursday.
“You didn’t ask this specifically, but you will have seen, Shaun, that the secretary made a statement today on the transition that we expect in this role in the coming days.” And Ambassador Feltman had the opportunity to officially announce to the Prime Minister his intention to resign and to take on Ambassador Satterfield’s role as Special Envoy for the Horn of Africa in the coming days. “
“By and large, we continue to call for an immediate cessation of hostilities and an end to human rights abuses, unhindered humanitarian access and a negotiated solution to the conflict. All these topics were raised and discussed in the talks of the special envoy the prime minister earlier today, ”said Ned Price.