Lt. Gen. Mohammed Osman al-Hassan, the Sudanese army’s chief of staff, said Sudan was building roads and bridges linking al-Fashga areas with the rest of Sudan.
“We have regained control of our land, which has been under the control of Ethiopian farmers and militias for the past 25 years,” he said. The Sudan Tribune recently reported that the Sudanese army would stay there to protect its residents.
Ethiopia has repeatedly called for a peaceful settlement of the border dispute which Sudan has been long rejecting Ethiopia’s demands. They even deployed more troops since taking control of the area last November and has begun construction of projects in the area. Bridges, roads and basic services are being built without a settlement between the two countries.
Sudan’s Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdock is set to hold talks with rival factions to resolve the crisis in the north of the country. First of all, they seem to have forgotten that if they continue to invade our land, this will lead to a war with Sudan. Sudanese government invaded the country by taking advantage of internal problem and cannot be negotiator.
Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdock must work to resolve the dispute peacefully by withdrawing from Sudan’s Ethiopian-held territory. Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdock’s first priority should be to work for a peaceful settlement of the two countries’ borders.
Ethiopian Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Demeke Mekonnen on Tuesday called on the European Union (EU) to condemn Sudan’s “invasion”.
Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Dina Mufti, for his part, said the government was opposed to the construction of the disputed area.
Because of unresolved border issue with Sudan, there is no way to let Sudan to take part in on Ethiopia’s internal affairs.