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.

Agencies

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]

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