Ethiopia Conflict Threat To Wider Regional Security: Blinken

Ethiopia Conflict Threat To Wider Regional Security: Blinken

Andrew H. Sweet

"The bottom line is that there is no military solution to this conflict," Blinken told reporters. "Every party has to recognize that and act accordingly."

Blinken said in Kenya's capital Nairobi after meeting Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta and holding the second-ever official US-Kenya strategic dialogue with Kenyan Cabinet Secretary for Foreign Affairs Raychelle Omamo.

Blinken's trip to Kenya made him the highest-ranking U.S. official from the administration of President Joe Biden to visit sub-Sahara Africa.

He will visit Nigeria next, where he will deliver an address on U.S. policy towards the continent – a policy area that observers have said lagged amid the Biden administration's efforts to rebuild relations with Europe.

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