Sudan, Ethiopia form Body for Border Demarcation: Report

ADDIS ABABA – Ethiopia Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and his Sudanese counterpart Abdalla Hamdok discussed the border tensions between the two countries during a telephone call on Tuesday, the state-owned Sudanese News Agency has reported.

The two leaders agreed to form a technical body to complete the demarcation of the border between the two countries, the report indicates.

Sudan recently called on Ethiopia to withdraw its troops from Al-Fashaga, a large agricultural area on the border of the two sides.

On 24 April, one Sudanese soldier was reportedly killed and three others wounded after an attack by Ethiopian gunmen.


Image: Relations between the two countries have improved since the overthrow of Omar al-Bashir. Prime Minister of Ethiopia Abiy Ahmed (R) and Prime minister of Sudan Abdalla Hamdok (L) [Photo BBC/Getty Images]