Ethiopia calls on South African authorities to protect its nationals

The Ethiopian government on Thursday asked the South African government to provide adequate protection to Ethiopian nationals residing in South Africa.

Hirut Zemene, the Minister of Foreign Affairs in Ethiopian, made the call during her meeting with the South African Ambassador to Ethiopia, Ndumiso Ndima Ntshinga, in Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa reports PremiumtimesNg

The Ethiopian government made the call in a statement as a result the recent attacks on foreigners living in South Africa.

She said: “I believe that things will return to normalcy as the government has attached due attention to the problem.”

The Ethiopian government said also that the its Embassy in Pretoria would work closely with South Africa and citizen to seek for ways to resolve the issues.

Xenophobic attacks broke out in South Africa following a planned strike by truck drivers in that country who were protesting the presence of foreign nationals in the trucking business.

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