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Ethiopia reiterates commitment to cooperate with South Sudan

Addis Ababa, April 6, 2021 (FBC) – Ethiopian Ambassador to South Sudan, Nabil Mahdi paid a visit today  to one of the Ethiopian peacekeeping battalion (ETHBATT-3) in Juba that serves under the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS).

On the occasion, Colonel Girma Leta, Commander of the Battalion, gave a briefing on the peacekeeping duties and responsibilities of the battalion, as well as the army’s humanitarian support to the people of South Sudan.

In delivering remarks, Ambassador Nabil reiterated Ethiopia’s commitment to support and cooperate with South Sudan since the reign of Emperor Haile Selassie and underscored his country’s pledge to further develop this unwavering conviction.

He said the Ethiopian army has been involved in peacekeeping operations in Somalia, Darfur, Abyei, South Sudan, Korea, Congo, Rwanda, Burundi, and Liberia where the international community has observed the level of professionalism and ethical behavior of the army.

The embassy will continue to strengthen its support to the army’s efforts in fulfilling the mandate given to it by the United Nations and the Ethiopian government to maintain peace and security in South Sudan, the ambassador added.

Ethiopia is one of the largest troop contributors to UN peacekeeping operations, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

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