Ambassador Dina Mufti believes talks and negotiations are still an option rather than a war to resolve Ethiopia’s border with Sudan
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia (FDRE) has stated that it still believes that talks and negotiations around the table are still an option to resolve the border dispute with Sudan.
Foreign Ministry Spokesperson, Ambassador Dina Mufti, gave a weekly briefing on the political, economic and civic diplomacy of the week.
Earlier in the day, British Foreign Secretary Dominic Rab and former Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Demeke Mekonnen, who had recently arrived in Ethiopia, said their visit was fruitful.
During the bilateral talks, Demeke Mekonnen briefed the British Foreign Secretary, Dominic Rab, on Ethiopias ongoing law enforcement efforts in the northern part of the country.
Demeke also told the British Foreign Secretary that Ethiopia does not support Sudans ongoing war with Sudan and wants it to be resolved through dialogue.
The construction of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam is underway without any major damage to the lower riparian countries, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a weekly statement.
He said Ethiopia is making significant efforts to restore peace in South Sudan.
The British Foreign Secretary Dominic Rab also said that Ethiopia is the anchor of the region.
Demeke Mekonnen also had a telephone conversation with US Secretary of State for African Affairs Tibor Naj.
Ambassador Dina said 27 million birr has been donated to the country by Ethiopians living abroad and those of Ethiopian descent in connection with this weeks civic diplomacy.(EBC)