Ethiopia Press Agency) – November/25 -Prime Mister Dr. Abiy Ahmed urged the international community to refrain from unwelcome and unlawful acts of interference in Ethiopia’s internal affairs.
In a statement issued yesterday, Abiy said the government of Ethiopia appreciates and understands the interest of the international community to assist in the ongoing law enforcement operations.
“While we consider the concerns, we also respectfully urge the international community to refrain from any unwelcome and unlawful acts of interference and respect the fundamental principles of non-intervention under international law.” Dr. Abiy stated.
The Premier further detailed: “We would also like to underscore that this must be done in accordance with international law. This, first and foremost, means the international community should stand by until the Government of Ethiopia submits its requests for assistance to the community of nations.”
He continued indicating that the fundamental element of the international legal order is the principle of non-intervention in the internal affairs of sovereign states which is enshrined in Article 2(7) of the Charter of the United Nations.
The International Court of Justice has also repeatedly affirmed this principle asserting that “the principle of non-intervention involves the right of every sovereign state to conduct its affairs without outside interference….international law requires political integrity…to be respected.” This principle is also embedded in the legal and normative order of the African Union.
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