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Ethiopia: Sudan

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN HL445, tabled on 20 May 2021

To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking with international partners to support a resolution of the al-Fashaga border dispute between Ethiopia and Sudan.

Answered on

7 June 2021

We are concerned about the increase of tensions on the Sudanese/Ethiopian border in the al-Fashaga territory and have stressed the need for de-escalation on both sides. We are also concerned by the numbers of people displaced and the impact this will have in the region.

We are working with our international partners to encourage all parties to de-escalate and engage in a political process. The Foreign Secretary has discussed the issue with both Prime Minister Abiy of Ethiopia and Prime Minister Hamdok of Sudan, and our Embassies in Addis Ababa and Khartoum have raised with host governments.