Abiy says efforts underway to address EA security concerns

Friday, March 31st, 2023 05:00 | By
Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed. PHOTO/COURTESY

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said the country’s government is undertaking various efforts to peacefully address local and regional peace and security concerns.

The prime minister made the remark Tuesday while presenting his government’s six-month performance report to the House of Peoples’ Representatives (HoPR), the lower house of the Ethiopian parliament, involving peace and security, economic and social matters.

Responding to questions from members of the parliament regarding peace and security issues along Ethiopia’s border areas with Sudan and South Sudan, Ahmed said his government is closely working with the governments of the two countries to address border issues through dialogue. 

Noting that the issue with Sudan is mainly attributed to a lack of proper border demarcation, Ahmed said the two countries have already established a joint ministerial committee to oversee the matter.

Regarding peace and security situations across the East African country, the prime minister underscored his government’s readiness and commitment to addressing all underlying threats in a peaceful manner through dialogue and peaceful ways.

Ahmed, in particular, disclosed ongoing efforts to peacefully resolve the brutal conflict with the armed rebel group Oromo Liberation Army (OLA), also known as Shane.

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