Addis Ababa, March 14, 2022 (Walta) – Bill HR 6600 will not bring peace and stability to Ethiopia as it is entirely one-sided and ignores the country’s objective realities, a political science and international relations expert has said.
The so-called Ethiopia Stabilization, Peace and Democracy Act (HR 6600), which seeks to impose sanctions against Ethiopia, was introduced by US Representatives Tom Malinowski and Young Kim.
In an exclusive interview with ENA, Conference of Political Science and International Relations at Debre Brehan University, Tizazu Ayalew said the bill will not bring peace and stability to Ethiopia as it is entirely biased to attempt to to interfere in the internal affairs of the country by disrespecting the international community. laws.
“Non-interference in the internal affairs of other countries is part of the principles of international diplomatic relations, however, HR Bill 6600 is contrary to this principle,” the expert said.
Tizazu also said that the bill has a certain political motive as it is not really aimed at protecting the interests of Ethiopia and its people.
According to him, the bill did not take into account the efforts made by the Ethiopian government to bring lasting peace to the northern part of the country.
Noting that Ethiopia and the United States have a multi-faceted partnership, including the fight against terrorism, he pointed out that if the bill is ratified, the long-standing relationship between the two countries will be ruined.
He called on those behind the bill in the US government to reconsider the objective realities in Ethiopia and act accordingly.
HR 6600 not only affects the people and democratically elected government of Ethiopia, but also endangers U.S. interests in the region.
The Ethiopian government and the Ethiopian Diaspora must also continue to oppose the bill by explaining the reality to relevant bodies in the United States, he urged.
Ethiopians around the world are denouncing the bill for failing to take into account the reality of the ongoing conflict in the north.