Home | News    Monday 27 September 2010

SPLM urges Ethiopia continue its role for regional peace

separation
increase
decrease
separation
separation

By Tesfa-Alem Tekle

September 26, 2010 (ADDIS ABABA) — Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM) urged the Ethiopian government to continue playing a major role in maintaining peace and stability in Sudan and in the Horn of Africa’s region as a whole.

National secretary for information, culture and communication as well as the official spokesperson of the SPLM, Yiemen Mathew speaking to the pro-government Walta information center said that Ethiopia has contributed a lot to prevail peace and tranquility situations in Sudan which our people never forget.

"Ethiopia is key actor enough influential to prevail peace in the region, that is why we request to strengthen its positive assistance to alleviate conflicts and human right violations in Sudan," he said.

Asked about the party to party relations, he said "We have very strong relations centered on exchanging experience since EPRDF has long time and well experiences this is the reason we are invited to participate in EPRDF 8th organizational congress".

Ethiopia expects itself to be classified in lower middle income level by 2015 under the recently launched development and transformation plan (GTP) – a new strategy aimed to create an ambitious 15% growth in the Ethiopian economy over the next five years. Commenting on the ambitious plan, Mathew said he is certain Ethiopia will join the middle income countries category.

"With no doubt Ethiopia will join to a middle income countries and I am sure that it will realize ambitious growth and transformation plan successfully given the accumulative experiences of the nation in the past seven years," he added.

In January 2011 a referenda will be held on the possible independence for the southern region of Africa’s largest country.

The SPLM official said that he doesn’t see why southern Sudanese won’t win the upcoming referendum. He went on to saying - southerners were regarded as a "second class citizens" calling on Ethiopia to offer South Sudan recognition.

SPLM has taken part at the 8th organizational congress of the ruling EPRDF party held last week which the SPLM official said testifies the strength and depth of the relations between the two parties.

The two parties also have cooperation on a number of areas. "We also have areas of cooperation in educational and health sectors, electricity and peace strategies," he added.

(ST)

Comments on the Sudan Tribune website must abide by the following rules. Contravention of these rules will lead to the user losing their Sudan Tribune account with immediate effect.

- No inciting violence
- No inappropriate or offensive language
- No racism, tribalism or sectarianism
- No inappropriate or derogatory remarks
- No deviation from the topic of the article
- No advertising, spamming or links
- No incomprehensible comments

Due to the unprecedented amount of racist and offensive language on the site, Sudan Tribune tries to vet all comments on the site.

There is now also a limit of 400 words per comment. If you want to express yourself in more detail than this allows, please e-mail your comment as an article to comment@sudantribune.com

Kind regards,

The Sudan Tribune editorial team.
  • 27 September 2010 11:58, by Nhial Reath Thoan

    Nice comments ,but build it on the truth Mr.Matthew otherwise, it will seem as an advertisement. Because ,on the ground we can see nothing from the things you just mentioned .e.g Education and Electricity.

    May be peace building!

    repondre message

Comment on this article



The following ads are provided by Google. SudanTribune has no authority on it.


s
Sudan Tribune

Promote your Page too

Latest Comments & Analysis


Peacekeeping faces challenges: here’s how we can meet them 2018-09-23 11:47:05 By Jean-Pierre Lacroix* United Nations peacekeeping remains one of the most effective tools to respond to today’s challenges of global peace and security. Every day, women and men who serve under (...)

Pragmatic patriarchy of Sudan over South Sudan 2018-09-22 09:28:17 James Okuk, PhD “We honour the human capacity to manage our collective lives with peace and even, at times, dignity” – Barbour & Wright The political process of Sudan and South Sudan has (...)

Salient features of South Sudan latest peace deal 2018-09-21 05:36:06 By Roger Alfred Yoron Modi Last week, the government of South Sudan under President Salva Kiir, various armed and unarmed opposition groups and other parties, including the SPLM/A-IO led by Dr (...)


MORE






Latest Press Releases


Unity State community in Kenya supports Khartoum peace agreement 2018-08-17 08:33:21 PRESS STATMENT 14th Aug, 2018 Re: We shall Rally behind Khartoum Peace Agreement The Unity State Community Association in Kenya was established in 2010 to organize and mobilize the people of (...)

The Suspension of Hurriyat Online Newspaper 2018-04-29 07:04:37 Sudan Democracy First Group 28 April 2018 The Sudanese civil and political circles and those concerned with Sudan were shocked by the news that the management of Hurriyat online newspaper has (...)

Petition on the Deteriorating Human Rights and Humanitarian Situation in Sudan 2018-04-22 10:01:20 UN Secretary-General, New York African Union Commission, Addis Ababa UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Geneva Petition on the Deteriorating Human Rights and Humanitarian Situation in Sudan (...)


MORE

Copyright © 2003-2018 SudanTribune - All rights reserved.