'A chance given for diplomacy before eruption of possible all-out war with Ethiopia'
#Mekelle – 25 May 2020 (#DW-TV) – Media reports indicated that #Sudan's General expressed yesterday that diplomatic contacts with #Ethiopia to contain border tensions were ongoing.
The press mentioned Sudan's army spokesman, General #Amer Mohamed al-Hassan to have said in a statement that one Sudanese officer had been killed and seven other soldiers injured due to attacks launched by Ethiopian militias backed by the Ethiopian army.
In this regard, media reports quoted Al-Hassan as said, "We decided to give chance for diplomacy in Khartoum and Addis Abbas to calm the situation on the border strip before it turns into an all-out war between the two countries."
As could be learnt from various media outlets, the general added that recent attacks on Sudanese territory by the Ethiopian army and militias violated previous agreements between the two countries.
Al-Hassan called on Ethiopia to abide by its agreements with Sudan on their mutual boundaries, along with deployments of official forces on either side of the border.
As to media reports, on Thursday, a Sudanese army officer and a child were killed and seven other soldiers were injured as a result of attacks by Ethiopian militias in the border areas in the past two days.
Ethiopia, as could be known, is yet to comment on the accusations.
#Middle east eye and #Egypt today are the sources