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The Government’s sixth monthly performance report presented to Parliament
The Prime Minister also noted that Ethiopia had the legitimate right to defend its sovereignty from any damage by Eritrea, and he emphasized that it was well prepared to respond proportionally to any further attacks by Eritrea. Any action, he said, would be taken carefully and after full consideration as was deemed necessary. The Prime Minister also expressed Ethiopia’s willingness to resolve its differences with Eritrea in bilateral round table discussions or in the presence of a third party whenever Eritrea showed willing
We can only hope next time the premier sits down with local journalist, the journalist will ask him again to clarify what he means by "further attacks"? ene yemilew!, why is the Ethiopian government afraid to deal with the one man government in Eritrea with the only language he understands? Isaias Afeworki has no desire to talk with PM Meles and his government, he has said that for long time! The world knows the one man government is anti peace! Is it farfetched if one concludes the reason the horn region is in turmoil due to Isaias Afeworki intransigence is because Ethiopia is failing to take decisive action and lead by example? What all the neighboring countries hear is the Ethiopian government repeated call for talk with Isaias Afeworki! Who can blame them to be cautious if mighty Ethiopia appears to be shy dealing with him despite what he has been doing against Ethiopians and the country's interest
Prime Minister Meles Zenawi presenting a six-month performance report -Feb 8, 2012

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