ADDIS ABABA – During the bilateral discussion held yesterday with Minister of the Foreign Affairs Gedu Andargachew, Ambassador of South Sudan to Ethiopia, James P. Morgan, refuted unjustifiable social media rumors saying his country will not do anything that could harm Ethiopia.
The Ambassador further exposed the recent social media claim as unconfirmed report that indicates South Sudan’s agreement with Egypt to give a military base in Pagak.
Ambassador James said his government has issued a statement that refuted the baseless reports. He also recalled his press statement that he has given to the local media in Addis Ababa yesterday debunking rumors perpetrated by groups that could not stand the long-standing and cordial relationship between Ethiopia and South Sudan.
Minister of the Foreign Affairs Gedu Andargachew on his part expressed his strong belief that the claims are unfounded; he said adding that South Sudan would not be engaged in activities that would harm the long standing brotherly relationship that existed between the two countries.
The Minister and the Ambassador discussed on the construction, filling and operation of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam.
The Ambassador James told the Foreign Affairs Minister that Ethiopia has got the right to equitably utilize its resources under the auspices of the accepted principles of cooperation that do not cause significant harms over any countries.
Finally, the Ambassador thanked the government of Ethiopia for donating medical supplies to his country’s efforts in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Ethiopian herald June 6,2020
BY STAFF REPORTER