Ministry Has no Information on Ethiopia and Eritrea Border Closuer: Spokesperson


Responding to a question about recent media reports, Melese Alem, Spokesperson of Ethiopian MoFA, said “Ministry of Foreign Affairs has no information on Ethiopia and Eritrea Border closure.”

Melese said this in a press conference held today while briefing the media about the with end of term date of Ethiopia’s non-permanent membership at United Nation Security Council.

Yesterday media reports indicated that, the border crosing between the two countries were closed starting from Wednsday morning for reasons not disclose.

It was reported that the main road between Zalambessa and the Eritrean town of Serha is no longer accessible since yesterday morning after Eritrean soldiers were deployed in the area, sources say.

September 10, The border was officially opened following the peace deal between the two nebhoring nations.

Several people from both sides were crossing the border with no official permisions.

Following the opening of the border businessmen from the two countries were crossing borders to do business.
Vehicles, some of them carrying perishabel food, fruits and vegetables have been blocked and travellers stranded.

Even after the rapprochement, only two border checkpoints in a more than 1,000 kms common border were re-openedw. The crossing through Badme and Humera remain closed.


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