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U.S. Embassy Slams Alleged Role in PM Abiy’s Selection as ‘Baseless’

“We certainly support the PM’s reform agenda … but we had no role to play in his election”

“I want to be perfectly clear that any claims of U.S. involvement in the selection process of the Prime Minister of Ethiopia are completely baseless.” – Nicholas Barnett, U.S. Embassy spokesman in Addis Ababa to VOA.

BY ETHIOPIA OBSERVER

The U.S. Embassy in Addis Ababa on Tuesday rejected allegations by a founding member of the Tigrayan People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) that the United States was involved in the appointment of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed who took the helm of the ruling party on March 2018. Continue reading U.S. Embassy Slams Alleged Role in PM Abiy’s Selection as ‘Baseless’