The government of Ethiopia has said the recent terrorist attacks on Kampala will not deter the fight against terrorism on the African continent.
This comes days after twin bomb blasts hit Kampala on Tuesday, killing seven while at least 35 people were admitted to hospitals.
The attacks have since been blamed on Allied Democratic Forces (ADF), militants.
Following the development, Ethiopia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Wednesday, issued a statement expressing solidarity with Uganda. The country also condemned the acts it said are cowardly.
“Ethiopia had also been a victim of similar terrorist attacks that claimed the lives of innocent people and destroyed property,” the ministry said in a statement.
The ministry added, “The government of Ethiopia and Uganda deployed their men and women in uniform in Somalia, realizing that cooperation is indispensable in fighting terrorism,”
Despite the attacks on Kampala, Ethiopia says Uganda and other countries on the continent will not put their guards down in the fight against terrorism.
“The government of Ethiopia is confident that the attack in Kampala will not deter Uganda or any other African countries from further fighting terrorism with even more resolve,” the ministry said.
“Ethiopia expresses its deepest condolences to the people and government of Uganda as well as to the bereaved families.”