Border Issue Dominates as Ethio-Sudan Consultative Meeting Underways

ADDIS ABABA – Border related issues have dominated the first-day discussion of Ethio-Sudan high-level political consultative meeting in Addis Ababa.

The two-day consultation started on Saturday following the visiting Sudanese delegation, led by Minister of Cabinet Affairs Omar Beshir Manis, held a brief discussion with Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed.

On the first day, Ethiopia’s Ministry of foreign affairs said Addis Ababa and Khartoum have exchanged information regarding the current situation in their border. Leaders of Ethiopia and Sudan have recently agreed to form a body that would enable them to demark their borders.

“The two countries can jointly work on to properly address the latest developments along the common border to achieve a lasting peace,” said the ministry after Saturday’s meeting.

The discussion, which is being attended by Deputy Prime Minister Demeke Mekonnen and Sudan’s Minister of Cabinet Affairs, has also reflected upon revitalizing the various committees and frameworks established earlier to have a follow up on the Ethio-Sudan border issues.

The political consultation is expected to end later today by signing a joint communique taking previously agreed upon issues into account.


Image: From Left, General Adem Mohamed, Foreign Minister Gedu Andargachew, Ambassador Redwan Hussien, Deputy PM Demeke and other intelligence have attended the first-day meeting representing Ethiopia.