Tuesday, May 07, 2013

Eritrea supporting anti-peace elements:Ministry

(May 07, 2013, (Addis Ababa))--The Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that Eritrea has continued to support anti-peace forces bent on destabilizing peace and security in the surrounding countries due to lack of strength in the implementation of sanctions imposed on it by the UN Security Council.

In an exclusive interview with ENA yesterday, Ministry Spokesperson Ambassador Dina Mufti said that Eritrea is providing direct and indirect support to terrorists in Somalia. Eritrea is also helping anti-peace forces enter into the Ethiopian territory, Ambassador Dina said, adding, the Eritrean government is engaged in an activity bent on destabilizing the peace and security of Ethiopia.

He also stressed the need for the international community to strengthen implementation of the sanctions to make Eritrea stop its interference in the affairs of other countries and destabilizing peace and security in the surrounding countries. The Spokesperson said Ethiopia would take appropriate measures based on the international law if the Eritrean government continues its terrorist acts against its sovereignty.

He said the international community has given recognition to the newly elected government of Somalia while the Eritrean government has not done so. Ethiopia is giving shelter to refugees coming from Eritrea and other African countries as it abides by international law, the Spokesperson said, adding, in particular thousands of Eritrean refugees are living in Ethiopia and the Ethiopian government has enabled them benefit from various opportunities including education.

He also expressed Ethiopia's readiness to negotiation if the Eritrean government refrains from its destructive acts, interference in the affairs of the surrounding countries and destabilizing peace.

The UN Security Council, the African Union and other international organizations have condemned Eritrea for its subversive activities bent on destabilizing East African region.
Source: The Ethiopian Herald

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