ESAT News (June 16, 2016)
The European Union Vice President for Human Rights Federica Mogherini called for inclusiveness, accountability and open dialogue in Ethiopia at a meeting in Brussels with the country’s Prime Minister, Hailemariam Desalegn.
The EU is one of the top donors to the regime that rely on foreign aid for its yearly budget. Mogherini also expressed readiness to “support broadening the democratic environment,” according to a press release by the EU.
Regarding the recent skirmish between Ethiopian regime and Eritrea, Mogherini “called for restraint from both sides and reiterated that only a peaceful resolution will lead to a lasting solution of the border conflict.”
Also on the agenda was the fate of individuals arrested in the recent protests in the Oromo region, according to the press release.