The spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Ethiopia, Ambassador Dina Mufti, said that the Sudanese army has launched an attack using heavy weapons, machine guns and armored vehicles since last November 9.
In an interview with the media, he said that the Sudanese attack resulted in “plundering the agricultural products of the Ethiopian farmers, and sabotaging their camps. They are also prevented from harvesting their agricultural crops, and a number of civilians were killed and wounded,” he said.
But the spokesman said that “the border tensions between Ethiopia and Sudan, which are fueled by foreign powers, will be resolved through diplomatic engagement between the two countries.”
He continued, “There are forces that work against the interests of states and the long-standing Ethiopian-Sudanese relations, and foreign powers have an interest in the hostility between Ethiopia and Sudan, and not only that, but also with neighboring countries, and they are working from behind … These forces are interested in destabilizing the stability and security of the region, and they are interested in destabilizing the region. To harm the interests of Ethiopia in particular, and the interests of the region in general. “
The spokesman added that discussions with Sudan and diplomatic partnerships would continue. “We hope to resolve the dispute and ensure normal life in the region.”
The spokesman affirmed that his country stresses re-activating the existing mechanisms and finding an amicable solution, which are the only ways to find a permanent solution to the issues on the common borders, noting that the military operation and unnecessary escalation will only exacerbate the situation, create tension in the border region and disrupt population activities in the border region.