Friday, December 5, 2014

Ethiopia disavows Sudanese opposition meeting



World Bulletin/News Desk

The Ethiopian government on Friday disavowed a recent meeting of the Sudanese opposition, which called for the overthrow of the Sudanese regime.

Leaders of opposition parties and armed groups held a meeting in Addis Ababa on Wednesday, during which they signed a declaration calling for the overthrow of the Sudanese government.

"The Ethiopian government does not recognize the meeting or the declaration," Foreign Ministry spokesperson Dina Mufti told The Anadolu Agency on Friday.

"The parties are not called to Addis Ababa by the Ethiopian government at all," he said.

"What we know is that the parties were called by the African Union to hold peace talks with the Sudanese government – no more," he added.


Participants in Wednesday's meeting included SAdiq al-Mahdi, leader of the Ummah Party, Farouk Abu Issa, leader of the National Consensus Forces (NCF) and Mini Minnawi of the Sudanese Revolutionary Forces (SRF).

Mufti said that Ethiopia maintains excellent strategic and all-rounded relations, which have grown into integration with Sudan.

"We do not support any attempt to destabilize and overthrow the government of Sudan as it is also a threat to the region," he said, going on to warn Sudanese political parties against misusing their visits to Ethiopia.
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The Ethiopian government disavowed a recent meeting of the Sudanese opposition, which called for the overthrow of the Sudanese regime.