The new US envoy to the Horn of Africa will visit Sudan and Ethiopia next week

The new United States envoy to the Horn of Africa David Satterfield and Deputy Secretary of State Molly Phee will visit Sudan and Ethiopia next week to try to negotiate a solution to the open crisis in both countries, each of which is at a difficult transition are affected by the coup d’état and by the armed conflict between authorities and rebel groups.

Satterfield and Phee will visit the Sudanese capital, Khartoum, where they will meet with Sudanese pro-democracy activists, women’s and youth groups, civic organizations, and military officials and politicians, the foreign ministry said in a statement.

The couple will meet with the so-called Friends of Sudan, a group calling for the country’s interim government to be restored after October’s military coup, which marginalized the civilian forces who helped Bashir overthrow dictator Omar in 2019 .

The new US envoy to the Horn of Africa will visit Sudan and Ethiopia next week
The new US envoy to the Horn of Africa will visit Sudan and Ethiopia next week

In Ethiopia, both will speak with Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed to find a solution to the escalation of the civil war between the government and the Popular Front for the Liberation of Tigray, active since November 2020. “They will encourage the government to seize opportunities for peace and end airstrikes and other hostilities,” the note said.

Satterfield, the former US ambassador to Turkey, was appointed special envoy on January 6, replacing Jeffrey Feltman.

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