UK 'very concerned' by reports of fighting in Ethiopia's Mekelle, attacks on Eritrea


FILE PHOTO: Britain's Foreign Affairs Secretary Dominic Raab is seen outside Downing Street in London, Britain, September 22, 2020. REUTERS/Toby Melville

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's foreign minister Dominic Raab said he was "very concerned" by reports of fighting in the Tigrayan regional capital Mekelle, in Ethiopia, and further rocket attacks on the neighouring country of Eritrea.

"As I discussed with the Ethiopian Deputy Prime Minister this week, we need an end to the fighting. All parties to the conflict must protect civilians and immediately allow humanitarian access," Raab said on Twitter on Saturday.

(Reporting by Sarah Young; Editing by Frances Kerry)

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