PM Assures Keenness on Ensuring the Stability of Ethiopia
The Sudanese Prime Minister assured US envoy to the Horn of Africa, Sudan’s keenness on ensuring the stability of Ethiopia, and its aspiration to establish a relationship based on respect for good neighborliness and the strengthening of cooperation between the two countries.
The pair contrasted views between Sudanese-Ethiopian positions regarding the unilateral filling of the Renaissance Dam scheduled for next July, its disadvantages and risks to Sudan, and the negative consequences it may have on relations between the two countries.
Hamdok met the US envoy in his office, on Sunday, at the end of his visit to the country.
The meeting also discussed Ethiopia’s claims regarding ownership of some Sudanese lands in eastern Sudan.
It also dealt with ensuing problems related to the Sudanese armed forces opening up to the eastern front and securing and protecting Sudanese citizens on the borders between the two countries.
Hamdok stressed that Sudan’s success in completing the transitional phase and achieving the goals of the glorious December revolution contributes to creating a model to be emulated among the countries of the region.
He also noted that this helps create an environment that helps achieve stability on the African continent.
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Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr. Maryam Al-Sadiq Al-Mahdi, affirmed the PM’s keenness on ensuring the stability of Ethiopia and helping bring harmony to all its ethnic components.
In press statements following the Sunday meeting, she also emphasized the PM’s aspiration to establish a relationship based on respect for good neighborliness and strengthening cooperation between the two countries.
She noted that the meeting would discuss ways to achieve peace, security and stability in the Horn of Africa.
Especially since the Prime Minister chairs the current session of the IGAD organization, which is concerned with achieving security and peace in the Horn of Africa.
For his part, the US envoy affirmed that the United States is keen on bringing stability to the region, and supportive of the Sudanese government in making the transitional period successful and complete the democratic transition process.
The US special envoy arrived in Khartoum last Friday to discuss the Renaissance Dam and the border issues between Sudan and Ethiopia.
The US envoy initiated his visit to the region in the Egyptian capital Cairo on Tuesday, and met President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi and a number of high-level officials.