The situation in Ethiopia is deteriorating. The killing of Amhara Regional State President Ambachew Mekonnen and his adviser Ezez Wasie in Bahir Dar, and of the Ethiopian army Chief of Staff General Seare Mekonnen and General (Rtd) Gezai Abera on 22 June 2019 provoked the immediate reaction of the EU.

The situation in Ethiopia is described as deplorable by the Spokesperson.

“We extend our sincere condolences to all families and friends of the victims. In these difficult circumstances, the EU calls for restraint from all sides of the Ethiopian political spectrum, both at national and regional levels. The EU firmly reiterates the need for continued peaceful and democratic reforms in Ethiopia and its support to the efforts of the Prime Minister and his government in this context,” stated the Spokesperson.