The armed forces of Ethiopia have invaded Somalia, placing its soldiers in two towns — Baidoa and Wajid.
This invasion was, of course, not sanctioned by the United Nations, and is a breach of international law.
Somalia, one of the poorest places on earth, can ill cope with such a flagrant act of hostility.
GOAL urges the Irish Government to use its influence with the Ethiopian authorities to persuade them to withdraw their army from Somalia soil without delay.
The Irish Government has constantly stressed the strong influence it holds with Ethiopian authorities, given the fact we channel in excess of €30million, through Government institutions, in aid grants each year.
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