Ethiopia Dismisses Alleged Attack on Sudanese Soldiers

ADDIS ABABA – Ethiopia has dismissed reports that allege its forces carried out attacks on Sudanese soldiers as baseless.

During a press briefing, Government Communication Service State Minister Selamawit Kassa said some media outlets and individuals are circulating false and baseless allegations that Ethiopian forces attacked and killed Sudanese troops.

She, however, said Ethiopian security forces have taken measures on TPLF forces who tried to infiltrate via Ethio-Sudan border and commit terrorist attacks.

The measure taken on the terrorist TPLF infiltrators has nothing to do with Sudan, she said, adding it is rather part of the survival campaign.

The minister urging entities that are making the baseless allegations to stop their activities which, she said, is designed to spoil long standing relations between Ethiopia and Sudan.

Ethiopia will continue working to strengthen diplomatic relations with Sudan, said Selamwit.

Addis Ababa will also solve the current border dispute through peaceful means and in a manner that that takes the longstanding and historic people-to-people ties into account, according to state minister.