United Nations : UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has welcomed the news that trucks with food aid and fuel have reached Tigre and Afar following the declaration of a humanitarian ceasefire.

Through a statement, the top UN official on Wednesday called on all sides to “keep pace” and follow through on their commitments to facilitate the provision of humanitarian aid to all those in need.

He reiterated his call for the “resumption of public services” in Tigre, including banking, electricity and telecommunications as well as commercial access, reports Xinhua news agency.

“The United Nations reiterates its unwavering commitment to supporting a peaceful and prosperous future for all Ethiopians,” the statement said.