Abel Birhanu daily Ethiopian news update on 10 July 2021. Noting that the government declared the ceasefire to save innocents who were used by the TPLF criminal members as human shields, Dina underlined what the government guarantees at this time is to make sure that all the humanitarian supports are safely delivered by humanitarian actors to the borders of Tigray region.
As the humanitarian operation has continued, there will be a flight from Addis Ababa on the way to Mekelle and Shire to supply, he stated. “What is happening in that region is the relief operation will continue and there will be a flight from Addis Ababa on the way to Mekelle and Shire to supply. Of course, the flight will depart from Addis. All international flights are supposed to land at Bole International Airport and depart to those destinations in Tigray,” Dina elaborated.
Furthermore, the spokesperson appreciated UN Security Council’s decision on Thursday for bringing the trilateral negotiation back to AU laying encouraging deliberations on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD). “The decision is a big diplomatic victory as we are always faithful for the AU-led tripartite GERD negotiation. Ethiopia is always committed to it and we have been urging our brothers and sisters in Egypt and Sudan to come to an AU-led solution since the Nile River is an African river.” Speaking about the country’s citizen-centered diplomacy, he said Ethiopia has repatriated about 17, 123 Ethiopians this week alone from Saudi Arabia.