LISBON / GUTERRES TIGRAY

03-Jul-2021 00:00:50
UN Secretary-General António Guterres said he was “deeply concerned” with the present situation in Ethiopia’s Tigray adding that the “destruction of civilian infrastructure is totally unacceptable.” PORTUGUESE GOVERNMENT HANDOUT
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STORY: LISBON / GUTERRES TIGRAY
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SOURCE: PORTUGUESE GOVERNMENT HANDOUT
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LANGUAGE: ENGLISH / NATS

DATELINE: 03 JULY 2021, NEW YORK CITY
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03 JULY 2021, LISBON, PORTUGAL

2. SOUNDBITE (English) António Guterres, Secretary-General, United Nations:
“I’m deeply concerned with the present situation in Tigray. It is essential to have a real ceasefire. And a real ceasefire paving the way for a dialogue able to bring a political solution to Tigray. The presence of foreign troops is an aggravating factor of confrontation. And at the same time, full humanitarian access and unrestricted humanitarian access must be guaranteed to the whole territory. And the destruction of civilian infrastructure is totally unacceptable.”

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UN Secretary-General António Guterres said he was “deeply concerned” with the present situation in Ethiopia’s Tigray adding that the “destruction of civilian infrastructure is totally unacceptable.”

In a statement made in Lisbon today (03 Jul), Guterres said it was essential to have a “real ceasefire paving the way for a dialogue able to bring a political solution to Tigray.” He stressed that the presence of foreign troops is an “aggravating factor of confrontation.” He added that full and unrestricted humanitarian access “must be guaranteed to the whole territory.”
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