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Ethiopia, Sudan Agree to Solve Differences Peacefully –

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Addis Ababa, December 1, 2022 (Walta) – Ethiopia and Sudan have agreed to solve the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) and borders issues peacefully through agreements signed before and existing mechanisms.

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Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, Demeke Mekonnen, held a productive discussion with the President of the Transitional Sovereign Council of Sudan, General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, today in Khartoum.

President Al Burhan expressed his satisfaction over the signing of a peace agreement between the Ethiopian Government and the TPLF and affirmed Sudan’s unwavering supports to its full implementation.

President Burhan underscored that Sudan will not tolerate and harbour any elements that attempt to derail the implementation of the accord  or attack Ethiopia from the Sudanese territory.

The two nations have agreed to settle border-related issues bilaterally through agreements signed before and existing mechanisms as resorting to force will not result in a durable solution.

Regarding the Grand Ethiopian Rennessance Dam the two sides stated their conviction that the goodwill and cooperation between Sudan and Ethiopia will contribute to the attempt to address the differences in a trilateral manner.

The Sudan’s President Al-Burhan and the Deputy Prime Minister Demeke have agreed to jointly prevent illegal human, arms and drug trafficking in the border area.

They have also agreed to enhance cooperations more than ever before on bilateral and regional issues of mutual interest.

Earlier,Deputy  Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Demeke also held talks with Sudan’s Vice President-Mohamed Hamdan Deglo and Acting Foreign Minister Ali Al-Sadiq.

During the discussions, Demeke emphasized that cooperations should be given to strengthening people-to-people ties between the two countries.

Minister of Foreign Affairs of Sudan, Ali Al-Sadiq, on his part, expressed that Sudan is happy with the signing of a peace agreement between the Ethiopian government and TPLF announced that his country will support its implementation and play a positive role.

He also mentioned that the peace of one country is a peace for the other, according to MoFA.

He further thanked Ethiopia for its contribution and partnership in making the IGAD foreign ministers’ meeting held in Khartoum a success.

 

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