Africa-Press – Ethiopia. Addis Ababa March 23/2021 (ENA) Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said Ethiopia and Sudan should not go war to solve the recent border conflict.
He noted that peaceful dialogue is the only option on the table that could solve the border problem.
Responding to questions raised by members the House of People’s Representatives today, Abiy explained that both countries have enough problems to sort out.
“Sudan has its own problems.So does Ethiopia. Faced with these difficulties, both need not go to war. It’s therefore better to solve the border conflict through dialogue,” he pointed out.
According to him, the people of Sudan are “brothers who have been standing alongside us in every situation.” Ethiopians have same attitude towards Sudanese,” he added.
Abiy stated that the border conflict is not new. A border committee led by the deputy prime minister from the Ethiopian side and a ministerial committee from the Sudanese side was established last year to solve the problem.
Although Ethiopian farmers around the border have been suffering from the attack by the Sudanese, Ethiopia still calls for Sudan for peaceful dialogue “as we know the damages caused by war.”
Concluding his comment on the issue, the premier noted that resolving the conflict peacefully and through dialogue is better. That process has started and would hopefully solve the problem.