Ethiopia warns Sudan against depending on foreigners for conflict resolution

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The federal government of Ethiopia has warned Sudan against depending on foreigners to solve internal conflicts, which have dominated in the northern Africa country, which has been in shambles.

Currently, Sudan is embroiled in an internal crisis culminating in the resignation of Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok, who had been initially kicked out by the military two months ago. Hamdok was representing civilians in the transitional government.

Ethiopia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, however, believes that Sudan can change its fortunes should it rely less on foreign assistance. Khartoum conflict has triggered concerns among members of the international community.

Abdalla Hamdok along with other senior officials were put under house arrest in mid-October, 2021. And he was reinstated in November. He was among the senior leaders who were tasked to streamline operations in the country after Omar al-Bashir's ouster in 2019.

In a press briefing, the Spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Dina Mufti said that Ethiopia is closely following the situation in Sudan.

Ethiopia wants the Sudanese people to address their differences with peaceful means without external meddling in their domestic affairs. He added that Ethiopia insists on a peaceful mechanism to address border disputes with Sudan.

Ethiopians and Sudanese are one people in two countries separated by a manmade boundary, he said, adding that Ethiopia does not retaliate against any belligerent act.

Ethiopia refrained from conducting counteroffensive against the belligerence made by the military wing of the transitional government of Sudan for knowing who is behind the perpetrations, the Spokesperson added.

In Addis Ababa, Ethiopia is also struggling with an internal conflict following the war in the Tigray region. Ironically, Sudan has been hosting millions of displaced Ethiopians as the conflict escalates.

The Ethiopia National Defense Forces [ENDF] has been at loggerheads with Tigray Defense Forces for the last 13 months. Thousands of people have been killed while millions of others displaced according to local media reports.

GAROWE ONLINE

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