Ethiopian Rep. to UN Urges Int’l Community to Refrain From Providing Support to TPLF


November 9/2021 /ENA/ Permanent Representative of Ethiopia to the United Nations, Ambassador Taye Atskesilassie urged that members of international community state and non-state actors to refrain from providing moral and material support to terrorist TPLF.

Addressing the meeting of the United Nations Security Council  on Monday, Ambassador Taye said the terrorist is emboldened to unseat popularly elected federal government and destabilize the nation.

“Our plea for the members of international community state and non-state actors is to refrain from providing moral and material support. TPLF is in-bolded and numbed itself to an extent that it stopped counting the lives of Ethiopians from Tigray it sacrifices on its hopeless journey,” he reiterated.

“we reiterate our plea for the supporters of TPLF, that have been providing it with communication equipment, satellite information, weapons  and even fighters to desist from this, not only illegal but also immoral act,” Ambassador Taye elaborated.

He said Ethiopia has time and again expressed its readiness for national political dialogue, reaffirming that Ethiopia has accepted High Representative of the African Union for the Horn of Africa and assist his role.

“We accepted the High Representative of AU for the Horn of Africa and assist his role. We believe the regional solution is the best place to support us to get out of this problem,” he stated.

On the other hand, Ambassador Taye added that diversity is not Ethiopia’s problem. “Our challenges are not as some reluctantly pose it the failure to manage diversity. Diversity is Ethiopia’s asset.  Our problem is a criminal group that refused to accept equality.”

Unfortunately, this group garners support from many sources he said, adding “some media outlets in the west and some staff members and leaders of international organizations openly supporting the group.”

The Ambassador underlined “for your surprise we sometimes learn the motives and next steps of the group from the statements and speeches of high placed official of these entities.”

As you may recalled this council made to convene over a false report alleging heinous crime including the use of hunger as weapon of war, he added.

Thankfully, truth comes out and these malicious accusations are dispelled by joint investigation of the Ethiopian Human Rights Commission and the UN Office of the Higher Commission for Human Rights.

Moreover, Taye noted as a result of continued and now widespread criminal belligerence of TPLF, the people of Tigray that needed urgent humanitarian assistance are not having any aid delivered.

“The people in Afar and Amhara regions are rendered vulnerable. Town are shelled, residents are killed in their doorsteps and robbed the earnings from their toil thought to its unscrupulous and cruel nature TPLF is causing terror and mayhem,” he stated.

There is government representing all Ethiopian people and representing the Ethiopian state and there is group advancing its criminal cause through atrocities.

“Any attempt including the media campaign that we have witnessed in past few days launder and diminish the horror it committed against Ethiopian people would only be counter-productive,” he underlined.   

Taye added “what exalted my country as the nation is to overcome its own challenges. What may raise us as the country is the commitment of all Ethiopians to bring peace and stability. What is needed well-meant incite and forethought and support. Statements of marginalization of sanctions punitive measures will not help a rather than counter-productive.”