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U.S. envoy to visit UAE, Turkey, Egypt to discuss Ethiopia conflict -State Dept

FILE PHOTO: Demonstrators hold a protest to denounce the United States stance on the conflict in Ethiopia, outside the White House in Washington, U.S., November 8, 2021. REUTERS/Evelyn Hockstein/File Photo

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Special Envoy for the Horn of Africa Jeffrey Feltman will depart on Thursday for the United Arab Emirates, Turkey and Egypt to discuss international support for diplomatic efforts to end the conflict in Ethiopia, State Department spokesperson Ned Price said on Wednesday.

The United States has repeatedly called on parties to the conflict immediately to end hostilities, but fighting has continued between the Ethiopian government and rebel groups, primarily the Tigray People’s Liberation Army.

Reporting by Daphne Psaledakis and Simon Lewis; editing by Jonathan Oatis