Hailemariam calls for open dialogue in Egypt to avoid violence
Ethiopian Prime Minister, Hailemariam Desalegn urged Egyptian authorities to engage in national dialogue to defuse the deadly political crises in the North African nation.
While expressing regret over recent deadly incidents in Egypt, the Ethiopian Prime minister urged all concerned Egyptian parties to exercise restraint and avoid any further provocation or escalation of violence.
The Ethiopian Prime minister, who also is Africa Union (AU) chairperson, called on Egyptian leaders to promote peace, stability and development.
He further called on them to engage in an all-inclusive dialogue so as national reconciliation is maintained.
“He [Hailemariam] called upon all Egyptians to act responsibly and peacefully, to cooperate in an inclusive process involving all political groups in a spirit of responsiveness, cooperation and partnership”, the premier’s spokesperson, Getachew Reda, said last night.
Earlier this month Egypt, in its second revolution; saw the ouster of its democratically elected leader, Mohamed Morsi, after he served in office only one year.
However Morsi supporters still continue their protests demanding his reinstatement as a legitimate leader of the country.
Dozens of protesters have been killed and many others injured in the ongoing clashes with Army.
The 54 member continental bloc, the Africa Union (AU), has condemned the overthrow of Morsi and warned to suspend the state from membership in accusations of constitutional violation by the Army. Read more