Saudi Arabia condemns blasts at separate rallies of Ethiopian PM, Zimbabwean president

June 24, 2018 Off By Web Desk

An official source at the Foreign Ministry has expressed Saudi Arabia’s strong condemnation of the bombing that targeted a mass rally of Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed in the capital Addis Ababa on Saturday, killing and wounding dozens of people.

The source stressed rejection of Saudi Arabia of these acts aimed at destabilizing Ethiopia’s security and stability, stressing that the Kingdom stands with Ethiopia in the face of all forms of violence, extremism and terrorism. It also conveyed the Kingdom’s condolences to the families of the victims as well as to the government and people of the east African nation, and wished a speedy recovery to the wounded.

The foreign ministry source further expressed Saudi Arabia’s strong condemnation of the bombing targeted an election campaign rally for Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa in the southern Zimbabwe city of Bulawayo, which led to the injury of a number of people.

The incident came hours after the blast that struck the rally of the Ethiopian prime minister’s supporters in Addis Ababa.

The source affirmed the Kingdom’s solidarity and stand with Zimbabwe in the face of every matter that may undermine the country’s security and stability, wishing the injured a speedy recovery.

Source: International Islamic News Agency