Skip to content

Menendez Statement on Worsening Situation in Ethiopia’s Tigray Region

NEWARK – U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today issued the following statement regarding the escalating violence in Ethiopia's Tigray region: 

“I join the growing calls from the international community urging Ethiopia’s Federal government and officials in the Tigray region to agree to an immediate ceasefire. The recent violence in Tigray between the two parties is deeply concerning and further escalation could lead to catastrophic loss of life and a deepening humanitarian crisis. A prolonged conflict will serve only to derail Ethiopia's fragile democratic transition, and deny peace and stability to the people of Ethiopia. Conflict and instability in Ethiopia will resonate through the entire subregion, and both parties must de-escalate and resolve their political differences through a sustained and inclusive dialogue.”