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'Conflict will worsen as long as Ethiopia-Eritrea war continues' - US Ambassador

The US Ambassador to Ethiopia, David Shinn, on Friday said it was very clear that the Ethiopia/Eritrea conflict, which has seen "additional involvement by way of arms shipments into Somalia, which really doesn't need anymore arms", increased the worry about Somalia's future and its impact on the region generally. "If the war (between Ethiopia and Eritrea) is resolved, I believe there is a good chance that these new security elements in Somalia can be fairly addressed. If the conflict between Ethiopia and Eritrea continues, then I envisage that these elements would worsen", Shinn commented in an interview with the 'Addis Tribune' on Friday.

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