Addis Ababa May 10/2018 Ethiopia said that the government of Eritrea is not taking concrete actions that would help for the lifting of sanctions imposed on the country by the United Nations Security Council.
State Minister for Foreign Affairs Hirut Zemene made the remark while discussing with Somalia and Eritrea Sanctions Committee on Wednesday in Addis Ababa.
Eritrea has been under a comprehensive arms embargo and sanctions on political leaders since 2009.
The Security Council imposed the sanctions after it found that Eritrea had provided support to armed groups undermining peace and reconciliation in Somalia, including Al-Shabab.
The discussion with the committee was mainly focused on the implementation of the sanctions as well as the current situation in the Horn of Africa and Gulf area, Meles Alem, Spokesperson of the Ministry said.
The Ethiopian side explained during the occasion that the government of Eritrea is not taking tangible action that would pave the way for the lifting of the sanctions.
The State Minister affirmed Ethiopia's commitment to work in collaboration with Committee and would extend the necessary support in this regard.
Appreciating Ethiopia for the supports it has extended so far to the committee, Kairat Umarov, Chairperson of the Committee urged for more support.
The Committee that has visited Djibouti, Kenya and Somalia for the same cause is expected to discuss on the issue this month in New York.