The origins of hostility between Somalia and Ethiopia goes back to the 16th century. The Ethiopian–Somali conflict is territorial dispute between the two countries. Europeans helped Abyssinia seize large portions of Somali territories which they still occupy. Besides that, emperors, kings and rulers of Ethiopia had been always aggressive and hostile to Somalia trying to invade and annex Somalia to get access to the sea for land-locked Ethiopia even though they never succeeded in their centuries-long aggression. As long as Ethiopia colonises Somali territories and has ambitious greed to seize Somali coasts for sea access, there will never be peace between Ethiopia and Somalia.