Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister, Demeke Mekonnen said the peace consolidation effort in the country is on track including the transitional justice and national dialogue processes.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs together with the Ministry of Justice organized a briefing session on current developments in Ethiopia for heads of diplomatic missions and various international organizations based in Addis Ababa on Tuesday.
In his opening remarks, the Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister stated that the peace consolidation effort in the country is on track including the transitional justice and national dialogue processes.
Speaking of the current situation in Amhara Region, Demeke said, the declaration of the state of emergency was necessitated by the need to restore law and order in the affected areas.
Efforts are underway to solve the conflict peacefully through dialogue, the DPM and FM added.
The Minister of Justice and a Member of the National State of Emergency Command Post, Gedion Timothewos, briefed the participants on the implementation of the Pretoria Peace Agreement, the complementary processes including transitional justice policy options and the public consultations on the national dialogue.
He also gave an in-depth overview of the security situation in Amhara Region, the rationale behind the declaration of state of emergency and reiterated the painstaking efforts of the Government to restore law and order, to protect civilians, bring about a peaceful solution through dialogue to pave the way for a return to normalcy.
At the end of his briefing, Gedion responded to questions raised by the esteemed participants, Ministry of Foreign Affairs said.
Source: Ethiopian News Agency