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The European Union rejects the decision to expel UN officials from Ethiopia

The High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy of the European Union, Josep Borrell, expressed their rejection of the decision to expel UN officials from Ethiopia.


Borrell supported, in statements, on the social networking site Twitter, as reported by (France 24) channel, the criticism of the Secretary-General of the United Nations for Ethiopia's decision to consider seven officials of the international organization in this African country persona non grata.


"I add my voice to Antonio Guterres...the removal of seven United Nations staff from Ethiopia at a time when millions are in need of assistance is unacceptable," Borrell said, stressing that saving the lives of those in need and helping them is a primary responsibility of the Government of Ethiopia.


Yesterday, Guterres expressed his shock at the Ethiopian government's announcement that seven officials of the international organization, including senior officials in the humanitarian relief sector, are "undesirable," adding that all United Nations humanitarian operations are proceeding in accordance with the principles of humanity, neutrality and independence.