On 11 January 2021, Prof. Dr. Anna-Katharina Hornidge and some colleagues from the German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) met with H.E. Mulu Solomon Bezuhneh, Ambassador of Ethiopia to Germany. The conversation focused on exchanging views on the political tensions and conflicts in northern Ethiopia. The reciprocal exchange provided insight into the complexity of the conflicts. The willingness to intensify cooperation was confirmed by both sides.