Addis Ababa(Mogadishu24)-African Union called for calm and respect to de-escalate the tension between the Federal Government of Somalia and the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia following signing of MoU between Ethiopia and the region of Somalia(Somaliland).

The Chairperson of the African Union, Mouse Faki Mohamat said in a statement released Wednesday that he was closely following the situation, urging the two countries to refrain from any action that unintentionally may lead to deterioration of the good relations between two neighboring Eastern African countries.

He stressed the imperative to respect unity, territorial integrity and full sovereignty of all African Union member states including the Federal Government of Somalia and Federal Republic of Ethiopia.

“Furthermore, the Chairperson underscores the importance of adhering to the norms of good neighbourliness to promote and consolidate peace, security and stability in the Horn of Africa”, said the statement.

He reaffirmed that two brother countries to engage without delay in a negotiation process to settle their differences in the most constructive, peaceful and colloborative manner to consolidate and deepen their cooperation to serve peace and security in the region.

The statement added that he affirmed that the African Union will stands strongly in their side to encourage and an African Solution to the African new tension.

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