European Union External Action

Statement by the Spokesperson on the recent violent clashes in Ethiopia

Bruxelles, 10/08/2016 - 00:00, UNIQUE ID: 160822_4
Statements by the Spokesperson

Violence in the Oromia and Amhara regions of Ethiopia, including reports of killings of protesters as well as of members of the security forces, is deeply worrying.

We express our condolences to all those affected.
Everyone must refrain from the use of force as further violence can only be an obstacle to peaceful solutions.
The Federal Ethiopian constitution offers mechanisms which should be used by all sides to address the grievances behind the recent protests through constructive dialogue and engagement, without delay.

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