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EU announces new aid package to Ethiopia, the first since the war in the Tigray region ended

Associated Press

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The European Union has pledged assistance worth 650 million euros to Ethiopia, nearly three years after it cut direct aid to the East African country over atrocities committed in a bloody civil war. Jutta Urpilainen, the EU commissioner for international partnerships, announced the agreement during a press conference with Ethiopian Finance Minister Ahmed Side in Addis Ababa, the Ethiopian capital, on Tuesday. “It is time to gradually normalize relations and rebuild a mutually reinforcing partnership with your country,” said Urpilainen, describing the aid package as “the first concrete step” in this process after a cease-fire ended the war last November.

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