Sudan Crisis: Ethiopia Calls on All Parties for Calm

ADDIS ABABA – The Government of Ethiopia has today said it is closely following developments in the Sudan and calls all parties to “exert every effort towards a peaceful end to the current crisis”.

Ethiopia played a significant role in successfully mediating the establishment of a coalition government, consisting of its civilian and military components, and to adopt the constitutional document of the transitional period.

“The Government of Ethiopia, therefore, calls on all parties for calm and de-escalation in the Sudan and to exert every effort towards a peaceful end to this crisis,” said in a statement its ministry of foreign affairs issued today.

In this regard, the ministry added the Ethiopia “fully supports the completion of Sudan’s transition to democracy and the respect for the Constitutional Document of the Transitional Period”.

Ethiopia also reiterated the need for the respect of the sovereign aspirations of the people of the Sudan and the non-interference of external actors in the internal affairs of the Sudan.

“The Government of Ethiopia is confident that the people of the Sudan would ultimately find the wisdom to address these challenges in a manner that contributes towards a peaceful resolution of the crisis,” the ministry said.

The Government and people of Ethiopia, as always, will continue to stand firm with the democratic aspirations of the people of the Sudan, the statement concluded.