Sudan, Ethiopia agree to resolve border issues peacefully

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The head of Sudan’s Sovereignty Council and the country’s de-facto leader Gen. Abdel Fattah Burhan and Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed agreed to resolve border issues peacefully, the office of the Sudanese leader said on Saturday.

Earlier in the day, the two leaders held a bilateral meeting on the sidelines of a conference on security in Africa, which is being held in the Ethiopian city of Bahir Dar. The visit of the head of Sudan to Ethiopia takes place a few months after the aggravation of the situation on the Sudanese-Ethiopian border, which led to armed clashes and the death of seven Sudanese soldiers.

“Both sides stressed the need to resolve all bor-der issues peacefully through specialized technical committees,” Burhan’s office said in a statement.

In addition, Burhan said during the meeting that the countries could agree on technical issues relating to the construction of the Grand Ethiopian Renais-sance Dam.—AFP

 

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