Agreement between Sudan and Eritrea on borders opening

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Sudan and Eritrea have agreed to open the borders between them and facilitate the normal movement of the peoples across the borders.

This came during the joint talks Friday between the Chairman of the Transitional Military Council (TMC) Lieutenant-General Abdel-Fattah El-Burhan and the Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki, in the Eritrean capital Asmara during the one-day visit to Eritrea.

They have also agreed to activate cooperation and coordination between the two countries in all fields.

The concerned authorities in the two countries are take the necessary measures to open the borders formally and immediately.

In a statement to the Sudan News Agency (SUNA), the Director-General of the African Affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs the Ambassador Abdel-Moneim Osman al-Bayti said that the Lt. Gen. Al-Burhan briefed Afwerki on the developments in Sudan.

For his part, President Afwerki affirmed his country’s support for the Sudanese people and rejected foreign interference in Sudan’s affairs. “Only the people of Sudan who decide their own destiny,” he said.

The two leaders affirmed the deep historical and humanitarian ties between the two brotherly peoples as they are considered as the solid base for launching cooperation between the two countries at all levels, overcoming the bitterness of the past and opening a new page of cooperation between the two countries and peoples.