Report on human rights situations in Ethiopia baseless:Ministry


Addis Ababa, April 14 (WIC) –The Ministry of Foreign Affair (MoFA) said that the 2010 U.S. Department of State annual report on human rights situations in Ethiopia is baseless and it is a replication of the previous years’ reports.

Spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affair, Ambassador Dina Mufti, told WIC Wednesday that the report is a copy of the 2008 and 2009 report, which included several unfounded and unjustified say.

Ambassador Dina indicated that the Ethiopian government had rejected the previous groundless reports and it would again give a reply to the 2010 report soon.

He said the report doesn’t affect the existing excellent and longstanding bilateral relations between the United States and Ethiopia.

The U.S Ambassador to Ethiopia, Donald Booth, recently assured his government’s stand to work jointly with the Ethiopian government in various sectors including regional peace and stability, democracy, human rights issues and development, the ambassador said.

Ambassador Dina added that the U.S government wants Ethiopia to help resolve regional conflicts, to contribute peacekeeping forces and for cooperation in countering terrorism.


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