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Egypt Pledges to Stop Anti-peace Forces Threatening Ethiopia


Ethiopia had in the past accused Egypt and Eritrea of accommodating persons who were behind widespread anti-government / anti-peace protests

Ethiopia’s Prime Minister, Hailemariam Desalegn, has told local media that north African neighbor Egypt had agreed to stop the activities of anti-peace forces who are behind protests in Ethiopia.

The premier was speaking at a press briefing to address major issues in the country. He said Egypt had pledged to stop any persons and activities related to fomenting violence in Ethiopia.

The state-owned ENA said the Prime Minister revealed that the two countries were committed to halting activities of media networks, specifically mentioning the Oromo Media Network and others that are considered terrorist institutions by Ethiopia.

Ethiopian Foreign Minister in Cairo

Meanwhile, Ethiopia’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr. Workneh Gebeyehu, was in Egypt to meet President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi and his counterpart, Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry.

Workneh Gebeyehu assured that Ethiopia was ready to help Egypt achieve their goals. “We will not harm the Egyptian people, but they should also help us in making use of our natural resources

The Egyptian leader for his part also said Cairo respected the sovereignty of all countries and it neither interfered in domestic affairs nor conspires against its neighbors.