Addis Ababa, September 6, 2021 (Walta) – Ethiopian Airlines has responded to the wrong article that appeared in Sudan News Agency (SUNA) regarding the shipment of weapons to Sudan.
According to Ethiopian Airlines, the shipment of weapons to Sudan is legal and commercial transportation of hunting guns with all proper documents of the shipper and the consignee.
The hunting guns were held by security authorities in Addis Ababa for a long time for verification and the consignee sued Ethiopian in Sudanese court to either deliver the hunting guns or pay close to USD250, 000 as compensation, Airlines said.
“As we have got clearance from Ethiopian security authorities after completing the due verification process, we shipped them to the consignee in Sudan. We have all the documentation that proves the legality of the shipment including a letter from the Sudanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs,”