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China Kicks Off HoA Conference With Offer to Mediate Regional Conflicts

Xue Bing, China Special Envoy to the Horn of Africa and Redwan Hussein, National security advisor to the Prime Minister of Ethiopia attend the first Horn of Africa peace conference in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on June 20, 2022. Amanuel Sileshi / AFP

China’s Special Envoy to the Horn of Africa (HoA), Xue Bing, opened a two-day peace conference in Addis Ababa on Monday with an unexpected offer that he would personally make himself available to mediate some of the conflicts currently roiling the region.

“I myself am ready to provide mediation efforts for the peaceful settlement of disputes based on the will of countries in this region,” he told an audience of HoA foreign ministers and senior diplomats

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