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Blinken, Sudan’s Prime Minister Discuss Ethiopia’s Tigray Conflict

Blinken, Sudan’s Prime Minister Discuss Ethiopia’s Tigray Conflict

Wednesday, 4 August, 2021 - 16:30
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken. (AP)

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken spoke with Sudanese Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok on Wednesday about the conflict in Ethiopia’s northern region of Tigray and agreed to press for negotiations leading to a ceasefire, the US State Department said.


The two discussed "the expansion of armed confrontation in the Amhara and Afar regions of Ethiopia, the deteriorating humanitarian situation in the Tigray region, and reports of Eritrean troops re-entering Ethiopia, all of which impact regional stability," State Department spokesman Ned Price said in a statement.


Blinken and Hamdok also discussed progress in Sudan’s democratic transition and ways to expand U.S.-Sudanese relations.


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