Embassy of The Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia


Terrorist attacks in Kampala

The terrorist attacks in Kampala last night, aimed at innocent civilians demonstrate, once again, how devilish its perpetrators are. They chose their time in a cold-bloodedly careful manner, the intention being to cause as many fatalities, and as much mayhem and destruction, as possible.

The Government of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia condemns in the strongest possible terms this evil and cowardly act and expresses its solidarity with the people and Government of Uganda. Uganda has been the target for obvious reasons: it is a country discharging its Pan-Africanist duties with unreserved full commitment. As such, it is the whole of Africa that has been attacked.

We also express our condolences to the families, of various nationalities, who have to endure the consequences of these terrorist acts. The targets of these cowardly acts, including many Ethiopians, were innocent civilians watching the FIFA World Cup final.

But this is the nature of terrorism, and this is also why those who choose this method of struggle and their defenders should not be allowed to succeed.

An ambiguous stand on this question and dithering would indeed be tragic and the height of folly for the international community. This act of terrorism should be condemned by all.

Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia

Monday 12th July 2010

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