Eritrea: Ethiopia

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 26th February 2018.

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Photo of Alex Sobel Alex Sobel Labour/Co-operative, Leeds North West

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effect of the deployment of Egyptian troops to Eritrea on Eritrea-Ethiopia relations.

Photo of Harriett Baldwin Harriett Baldwin Minister of State (Department for International Development) (Joint with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office), Minister of State (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) (Joint with the Department for International Development)

We have received no information which substantiates reports of Egyptian troops in Eritrea. Both the governments of Egypt and Eritrea have issued statements rejecting such reports.

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