Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has denied reports that the Ethiopian army had attacked Sudanese forces in the border area, and warned those spreading such reports to stop.
Mr. Abiy said some people “were disseminating allegations to gain political mileage at a time the Ethiopian and Sudanese peoples are facing many challenges”.
He strongly condemn the allegations that are aimed at marring the cordial relations and neighborliness between Ethiopia and Sudan.
The prime minister’s comments follow reports that Ethiopian forces attacked Sudanese forces in the disputed, fertile al-Fashaga region on Tuesday, amid the continuing clashes between rival forces in Sudan.
Sudan and Ethiopia have been embroiled in a bitter dispute over the al-Fashaga region, with Khartoum sending troops there and seizing control of most of it in 2021.