The United Nations rejects the decision to expel its staff from Ethiopia

António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations

A United Nations spokesman said that Secretary-General Antonio Guterres told Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed today, Friday, that the international organization does not accept Addis Ababa’s decision to expel seven officials of the organization.
Jens Laerke, spokesman for the United Nations Office for Humanitarian Affairs, condemned the Ethiopian decision, in a press briefing in Geneva, earlier today, Friday.
Today, Friday, the UN Security Council is discussing Ethiopia’s decision to expel senior UN officials.
And the Ethiopian Ministry of Foreign Affairs wrote on Facebook, yesterday, Thursday, that it had classified “in messages (…) seven people working for several international non-governmental organizations in Ethiopia as persona non grata, for their interference in the internal affairs of the country.”
“Under the letters addressed to each of the seven individuals mentioned below, they must leave the territory of Ethiopia within the next 72 hours,” the ministry added.
It listed the names of seven officials of United Nations agencies, including the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.

Source: agencies


United Nations rejects decision expel staff Ethiopia

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