አስደንጋጩ ሰበር ዜና . . .የሳውዲ የሐገር ውስጥ ጉዳይ ሚኒስትር ዜጎቹ ወደ ኢትዮጵያ እንዳይጓዙ አስጠነቀቀ !
በኢትዮጵያ ያለውን እስራትና አለመረጋጋት በጨረፍታ በመጠቆም የኢትዮጵያ ሁኔታ የተረጋጋ ባለመሆኑ የሳውዲ ዜጎች ወደ ኢትዮጵያ እንዳይጓዙ የሳውዲ የሐገር ውስጥ ሚኒስትር ማስጠንው ከትናንት እኩለ ቀን በተንቀሳቃሽ ስልክ በተለቀቀ መልዕክት ሲሆን በዛሬው እለት ሚኒስትርር መስሪያ ቤቱ ያወጣውን ይህን ማስጠንቀቂያ በትናንትናው እለት ደርሶኝ ተመልክቸዋለሁ፡፡ ያም ቢሆን ጉዳዩን እስኪጣራ መረጃውን በአየር ላይ ከማዋል ተቆጥቤ ነበር፡፡ ይህ በእንዲህ እንዳለ በዛሬው ረፋድ የሳውዲ ራዲዮ ዜና እወጃ ይህው ማስጠንቀቂያ ይፋ ሲደረግ በአለም አቀፍ ደረጃ ስርጭት ያላቸው የአልጀዚራ ፤የሸርቅ አላውሰጥና የኦካዝ ጋዜጣ በገጾቻቸው የሚኒስትር መስሪያ ቤቱን መግለጫ አዘግበውበታል፡፡ በሳውዲ መንስግት ስለተወሰደው ይህ እርምጃ ከጥቂት ደቂቃዎች በፊት ያነጋገርኳቸው የጅዳው ቆንስል መስሪያ ቤት ሃላፊ አምባሳደር መርዋን በድሪ የጉዳዩን አሳሳቢነት በመጠቆም ጉዳዩ በውጭ ጉዳይ ሚኒስትር ደረጃ መፍትሄ የሚያሻው ስለሆነ ውጭ ጉዳይ ሚኒስትር ደረጃ ክትትል እንዲደረግበት የወጡትን ጋዜጦችና መረጃዎች ወደ ዋናው የሪያድ እንባሲ ማስተላለፋቸውን ገልጸውልኛል ፡፡ ለበለጠም መረጃ በቀጣይነት እንደሚሰጡኝ ቃል ገብተውልኛል !
ቸር ያሰማን . . .
Saudi Arabia warns against travel to Ethiopia
Embassy says seven Saudis arrested in Addis Ababa during Ramadan
- By Habib Toumi, Bureau Chief
- Published: 14:30 September 9, 2012
Manama: Saudi Arabia has warned Saudi citizens of the risks of travel to Ethiopia, citing sporadic clashes between Muslims and the police.
Saudi citizens should avoid going to the African country until the tension is eased and the situation is settled, the interior ministry said, local Arabic daily Okaz reported on Sunday.
The travel warning was issued based on a note from the Saudi ambassador in Addis Ababa, the statement said.
“In Ramadan, seven Saudis were arrested in different places as they were strolling in the suburbs of the capital or engaged — with good intentions — in charitable activities,” Abdul Baqi Ahmad Ajlan, the Saudi ambassador in Addis Ababa, said, quoted by the daily. “The embassy had to exert exceptional efforts to secure their release and repatriate them,” he said.
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The diplomat said they urged the Ethiopian foreign ministry to ask its embassy in Riyadh and consulate in Jeddah to provide Saudi citizens applying for visas to go to Ethiopia with guidelines and information about the local laws.
Applicants should be warned about attitudes and activities that are seemingly based on good intentions, but are deemed illegal in the African country. They include giving off donations and supporting charity foundations, he said.
“It would be similar to the instructions that the Saudi embassies provide to visa applicants so that visitors or people planning to perform Umrah or Haj [pilgrimage] are fully aware of the Saudi laws. That way, everybody knows for instance that a death sentence awaits anyone guilty of importing or trafficking in drugs,” the ambassador said.
According to Saudi officials, two of the seven Saudis arrested in July were distributing 20 cows in the Merkato area in Addis Ababa while a third was detained as he was bringing them their dinner. The fourth Saudi, married to an Ethiopian woman, was held while he was giving away donations to the needy in front of his house. The others were arrested as they distributed booklets promoting Islam, the Saudi officials said.
The Ethiopian authorities said they arrested the Saudi nationals on suspicion of financing terrorist activities in the country.
The arrests were made days after the Ethiopian police clashed with Muslims protesters who accused the state of interfering in their religion.
According to local media, “the protesters blocked the entrance of the Anwar Mosque in the west of the capital Addis Ababa and hurled stones at riot police who had surrounded the compound after noon prayers”.
The government said that it was “determined to prevent Islamic militancy and war mongering spilling over from neighbouring Sudan or lawless Somalia”.
አልጀዚራ : ሸርቅ አላውሰጥና ኦካዝ ጋዜጣ . . .
The Interior Ministry yesterday warned citizens against traveling to Ethiopia. The warning was based on a cable issued by the Saudi Embassy in Addis Ababa due to the current conditions prevailing in Ethiopia, the Saudi Press Agency said in a report yesterday.
“The warning was also given in the light of the current internal tension, clashes that occur from time to time between members of the federal police and Muslims and arrests made by police every day,” the report said. The ministry also pointed out that some Saudi citizens, who were in the country to distribute aid, were among the arrested.
The warning will be in effect until things calm down, the ministry said, adding that it was given because of the government’s concern toward its citizens’ security and safety.
The Saudi government had earlier issued a similar warning to citizens against traveling to Lebanon, citing concerns over security in a country shaken by the uprising in Syria