US Horn of Africa envoy to visit Saudi Arabia, Sudan and Ethiopia
The US News reported according to Reuters that the US State Department said on Friday, calling on Addis Ababa to help end conflict in the country, the new U.S. envoy to the Horn of Africa, David Satterfield, and Assistant Secretary Molly Phee will visit Saudi Arabia, Sudan and Ethiopia next week.
It said in a statement: "They will encourage government officials to seize the current opening for peace by ending the air strikes and other hostilities ... and laying the foundation for an inclusive national dialogue."
On Friday, the United Nations human rights office expressed alarm at "multiple, deeply disturbing reports" of air strikes in the Tigray region of Ethiopia, saying at least 108 civilians had been killed this year.
The State Department said, Satterfield and Phee, whose is responsible for African affairs, will visit the three nations between Monday and Thursday.
In the Saudi capital Riyadh, they will back a "civilian-led transition to democracy" for Sudan and in the country's capital Khartoum will meet pro-democracy activists as well as military and political leaders among others.