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The European Union has strengthened the safety of its local staff still on-site in Ethiopia, after the evacuation of its non-essential staff, due to the conflict between the rebel government forces, a spokesman announced on Thursday. briefing.

"We have strengthened security measures for EU, particularly local" EU staff, "Spokesman Nabila Massrali said, recalling that in" coordination and in accordance with the instructions given by our Member States, we have asked our non-essential staff and their families to leave the country ".

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