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The Prime Minister of Ethiopia, Abiy Ahmed, spoke again about Ethiopia’s desire for maritime territory, which has recently caused a lot of discussion, and was reacted to in different ways, the neighboring countries of Eritrea, Djibouti, Somalia.
Abiy Ahmed has expressed his country’s intention to forcefully take maritime territory said clearly that his country.
“We cannot know what the situation will be if the maritime issue that Ethiopia needs is not resolved through dialogue,” said Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed.
“Ethiopia has the right to access the take maritime territory, in accordance with the commercial law,” said Abiy, noting that his country had two ports in Eritrea 30 years ago, which was part of Ethiopia at the time.
He also said that his country now uses the port of Djibouti, which is the only place that Ethiopia uses today for both exports and imports.
He added, “We say let’s talk, we want something through dialogue by 2030, the population of Ethiopia will reach 150 million people.
Although there have been different ways of explaining the way Ethiopia wants to use the maritime territory, Abiy Ahmed has reiterated that Ethiopia does not want war and conflict in the maritime territory, but it is looking for a way forcefully take maritime territory the neighboring countries of Eritrea, Djibouti, Somalia and Kenya .
Ethiopia lost its coastline after Eritrea broke away from Addis Ababa and officially declared independence in 1993 after a thirteen-year war.