Ethiopia opposes WHO’s attachment to terrorist group

The Government of Ethiopia has opposed the decision of the Executive Board of the World Health Organization (WHO) that nominated the controversial Dr. Tedros Adhanom who is the member of the terrorist group in Ethiopia TPLF – to continue leading the WHO for the second term.

“Ethiopia regrets that it was not allowed to deliver a statement on the 24th of January at the 150 sessions of the Executive Board of the WHO. Such mistreatment against a member country is unacceptable,” said the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ethiopia, which some years back used to be led by Dr. Tedros Adhanom who is also top member of the Tigray Peoples Liberation Front (TPLF) now designated as a terrorist group by the Ethiopian parliament.

Dr. Tedros is nominated on Tuesday by WHO Executive Board. “Dr. Tedros hails from Ethiopia. Ethiopia nominated him for the post of Director General of the WHO. It mobilized Africans and other friendly countries to support him. As soon as the conflict is triggered by the TPLF, he showed his true colors. He chose his political affiliation to TPLF over his country. In the process, he betrayed his oath of office as director General of the WHO,” the statement of Foreign Affairs of Ethiopia stated.

“He abused his office and the international nature of the Director General to advance TPLF’s propaganda. In the process, he committed a flagrant misconduct on a routine basis. He violated the standard of conduct for international civil service and WHO’s code of Ethics.”

“He should have led by example. Instead his interference in a member state of the WHO advocating for a party to a conflict constitutes a blatant misconduct,” the statement said.

“Ethiopia has submitted a formal complaint to the Executive Board of the WHO and is still awaiting the acknowledgement of the receipt of its complaint. In fact on the first day of the Executive Board Meeting Ethiopia was denied to explain this worrying situation.”

“One thing should be clear. Ethiopia’s complaint does not refer to the wok of WHO nor to the performance of the staff. It is directed to the misconduct of the Director General of the WHO and the desecration of his professional and legal responsibility,” the Ministry concludes its statement.