European Parliament resolution wouldn't do more than undermining Ethiopia's constitutional system: MoFA

Addis Ababa, May 19, 2017 (FBC) - The Resolution issued by the European Parliament (EP) which called for the immediate release on bail and dropping of all charges against Dr. Merera Gudina was not fair and appropriate, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) of Ethiopia said.

The Resolution wouldn't do more than undermining the constitutional system of the country, said the Ministry in a statement it sent to FBC today.

The release of the Resolution during this crucial time where the government of Ethiopia was aggressively working towards bringing about the necessary changes that were apparently required to fill the already identified gaps between the public and government institutions wouldn't do-good to the mounting spirit of cooperation between Ethiopia and the European Union, it noted

Such remarks made on suspects who are in jail and whose cases are being taken care by the law of the land lack an obvious understanding of the judicial system and procedure of the country, the statement added.

Albeit the Resolution that will have a lesser significance on the enduring growth of the country, Ethiopia will continue to do its level best towards ensuring an upward spiral and mutually beneficial relationship with the European Union built on the principles of equality and measured remarks based on realities on the ground, it said.

Click here to read the statement issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ethiopia 

Click here to read full version of EP Resolution 

Posted by Amare Asrat