ETHIOPIAN PM TO HOLD TALKS WITH EGYPTIAN PRESIDENT TO STRENGTHEN BILATERAL TIES
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn says the country has been working to strengthen relations with Egypt through all means, including people-to-people diplomacy, although some institutions in Egypt have been collaborating with groups categorized as terrorists who are set on destabilizing Ethiopia.
In this connection, the Ethiopian government has called on Egypt to investigate the nature of these institutions and their intentions and the Egyptian Ambassador to Ethiopia has explained that the stance of these groups do not represent that of the Egyptian government.
Beyond that, the Prime Minister revealed at a wide-ranging media conference here Monday that he had discussed the issue with President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi and that they had agreed to discuss the matter further. They are scheduled to have a discussion on the sidelines of the annual African Union (AU) summit to be held here at the end of this month, it was indicated.
The Prime Minister said diplomatic efforts to make those forces who are intent on disrupting peace to behave would continue, while stressing that countries needed to co-operate with one another for mutual benefits.
Hailemariam said the Eritrean People's Liberation Front (EPLF) is behind the conspiracy to create havoc in Ethiopia, beginning from recruiting to arming anti-peace elements, and the Ethiopian government would take proportionate action to any attack directed at this country.
However, he noted that the EPLF did not have the capacity to destabilize Ethiopia.
Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK