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WHO's Tedros denies taking sides in Ethiopia conflict

FILE PHOTO: Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO) attends a session on the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak response of the WHO Executive Board in Geneva, Switzerland, October 5, 2020. Christopher Black/WHO/Handout via REUTERS/File Photo

GENEVA (Reuters) - World Health Organization (WHO) head Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on Thursday denied taking sides in the conflict in his home country Ethiopia and called on all parties there to work for peace and the safety of civilians.

In a message on Twitter, Tedros said: “There have been reports suggesting I am taking sides in this situation. This is not true and I want to say that I am on only one side and that is the side of peace.”

Editing by William Maclean