Ethiopia, Sudan Agree to Increase Cooperation

ADDIS ABEBA – Ethiopia and Sudan have agreed to elevate their multifaceted bilateral cooperation to the next level, the Office of Ethiopia’s Prime Minister said.

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and his counterpart Abdalla Hamdok have held a discussion on several areas of mutual interest and issued a joint communiqué on Oct 11.

The two leaders agreed to further consolidate the multifaceted cooperation that exists between the two sisterly countries to the next level, said the communiqué stated.

Abiy reaffirmed Ethiopia’s commitment to support efforts to de-list Sudan from the U.S. list of countries sponsoring terrorism and lifting the sanctions.

Following the discussion, the respective ministers of foreign affairs, defense, energy and mining, trade and industry and intelligence service of the two countries engaged in direct consultations on fostering mutual cooperation in their respective areas.

The two sides emphasized the importance of further strengthening economic cooperation between the two countries, particularly in the area of agriculture and energy.