ADDIS ABABA – The Ethiopian Airlines has dismissed the inaccurate report that appeared on Sudan News Agency (SUNA) about the shipment of weapons to Sudan.
Ethiopian has responded “to the wrong article which appeared in SUNA, Sudan News Agency” in a statement issued on Monday.
The statement says,
“Ethiopian Airlines shipment of weapons to Sudan is a legal and commercial transportation of hunting guns with all proper documents of the shipper and the consignee”.
“The hunting guns were held by security authorities in Addis Ababa for a long time for verification and the consignee sued Ethiopian in Sudanese court to either deliver the hunting guns or pay close to USD250,000 as compensation.
“As we have got a clearance from Ethiopian security authorities after completing the due verification process, we shipped them to the consignee in Sudan.
“We have all the documentations that prove the legality of the shipment including a letter from Sudanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs”.
The airlines issued the statement along with the Air waybill or consignment note.