Djiboutian Foreign Minister has reaffirmed the nation’s ties with neighbouring Ethiopia within the wake of assaults on some nationals within the Ethiopian metropolis of Dire Dawa.
Minister Mahmoud Ali Youssouf confirmed that Djibouti had airlifted a complete of 1,700 nationals from Ethiopia as at Monday however that there was no cause for Ethiopians of their nation to panic.
He stated the government was in constant communication with Addis Ababa with respect to securing the lives of Djiboutians in Ethiopia.
The 2 peoples of Djibouti and Ethiopia have at all times been dwelling together in concord. This isn’t going to alter. Our destinies are intertwined. We’ll make it possible for nothing disrupt that.
We name upon our Ethiopian brothers and sisters in Djibouti to not panic or concern any retaliation. The general public order is maintained and safety is offered in all places within the nation, he added in two tweets.
The safety disaster in Dire Dawa escalated as a part of a federal and regional authorities conflict within the Somali regional state. The ensuing violence in state capital Jijiga led to deaths, destruction of properties and a humanitarian state of affairs that noticed some individuals flee to Somaliland.
The nationwide military had been deployed to Jijiga as Addis Ababa sought to intervene in affairs of the state on request by native authorities.
On account of the federal motion former president of the area Mohamoud Omar, often known as Abdi Illey, has resigned and reportedly positioned underneath federal custody within the capital Addis Ababa.