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On April 23, 2021, Secretary Blinken announced the appointment of former U.S. Ambassador Jeffrey Feltman as the U.S. Special Envoy for the Horn of Africa:
Today, I am announcing that Jeffrey Feltman will serve as the U.S. Special Envoy for the Horn of Africa. This appointment underscores the Administration’s commitment to lead an international diplomatic effort to address the interlinked political, security, and humanitarian crises in the Horn of Africa. Having held senior positions in both the State Department and the United Nations, Special Envoy Feltman is uniquely suited to bring decades of experience in Africa and the Middle East, in multilateral diplomacy, and in negotiation and mediation to develop and execute an integrated U.S. strategy to address these complex regional issues.
Of particular concern are the volatile situation in Ethiopia, including the conflict in Tigray; escalating tensions between Ethiopia and Sudan; and the dispute around the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam. At a moment of profound change for this strategic region, high-level U.S. engagement is vital to mitigate the risks posed by escalating conflict while providing support to once-in-a-generation opportunities for reform.
Today I announced Jeffrey Feltman as the U.S. Special Envoy for the Horn of Africa. He will lead a comprehensive diplomatic effort to address the interlinked political, security, and humanitarian crises in the region. pic.twitter.com/F55bozgOZq
— Secretary Antony Blinken (@SecBlinken) April 24, 2021
Secretary of State Blinken names a new special envoy for the Horn of Africa region. @columlynch and I first broke the news last month that Jeffrey Feltman would be tapped for the post: https://t.co/9PVvzlAYAG pic.twitter.com/mPlK9ZEGc5
— Robbie Gramer (@RobbieGramer) April 23, 2021
NEW: Jeff Feltman is US Envoy to Horn of Africa
• New position by Biden team
• Focus on #Tigray & GERD
• Follows failure of talks w #Ethiopia
• Warnings of famine in Tigray
• @_hudsonc : Reverses US diplomatic disadvantage https://t.co/bHvNb23mj3
— Joyce Karam (@Joyce_Karam) April 23, 2021
Statement by National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan on the appointment of Ambassador Jeff Feltman as U.S. Special Envoy for the Horn of Africa
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