No, but the Ethiopians could cut them off from the multi-BILLION dollar Saudi agricultural investments within Ethiopia proper and keep the infrastructure as a consolation prize
But they wont. The Saudis have a good part of the world held at gunpoint because they can inflate oil prices very fast. Ethiopia will do what everyone else will do. They will bow to the Saudis. Mark my words.
Foreign investors and corporations, like in much of African aren't allowed to legally own land, they must ALWAYS operate through middlemen, and such is a fragile relationship when we are talking about billions of dollars
Sweet 'lil set-up they've made for themselves.
Saudis wouldn't want to upset the Ethiopian regime too much, which is precisely why Ethiopian Christian expats are living in Saudi Arabia in the first place, wouldn't Ethiopian Muslims seem a better fit?
The Saudis dont care what the Ethiopians do for the same reason why the Saudis dont bat an eyelash when we complain about the Saudi's treatment of women, Christians, and "undemocratic" practices. They hold all the cards. You gotta play ball with O.P.E.C. and to do that, you gotta play ball with the Saudis.
However the regime is largely Christian (at least in name if not in practice)
I dont put alot of faith in modern governments that claim Christianity. IMHO politics always comes first, and Christ second in such regimes. Of course there are exceptions, but they are few.
cadres from the regime have been known to infiltrate and even terrorize expatriate communities across the African continent and even the world at large
The Filipinos often feel compelled to lie and say they are from Mindanao (the autonomous "Muslim province" in the Philippines which does not have a Muslim majority) in order to make their lives bearable
I know a guy from there that did that.
I know there are also some hidden believers among the Saudi Arabs, as well, though of course the majority of Saudis will deny it (I have befriended two such believers via the internet).
May the lord protect such brave believers!!!