Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Demeke Mekonnen confers with EU Vice President Joseph Borrell

H.E. Mr. Demeke Mekonnen, Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia and Mr. Joseph Borrell, High Representative for the Foreign Affairs and Security Policy of European Union conferred today over the phone and exchanged views on the current humanitarian situation in Tigray region.

H.E. Mr. Demeke briefed the High Representative on the reconstruction and rehabilitation activities in the region which is being implemented under a cluster-based coordination mechanism.

The Government and humanitarian organizations are working in close coordination to effectively address the humanitarian needs in the region, said Mr. Demeke.

Both the Deputy Prime Minister and the High Representative have agreed to continue to work closely to scale-up the efforts in the provision of humanitarian assistance in the region and strengthen the closer collaboration between Ethiopian and the European Union.