Sudan welcomes rapprochement between Ethiopia, Eritrea

Sudan on Tuesday welcomed the rapprochement and communication between Ethiopia and Eritrea, hoping the move would mark a new phase in process of the two countries’ bilateral ties.

Sudan’s Foreign Ministry said in a statement that positive developments in the Ethiopian-Eritrean ties were reached during the current visit of Eritrean Foreign Minister to the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa.

The ministry stressed Sudan’s determination for continuable efforts to enhance cooperation among all member states of the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development in Africa (IGAD) to achieve peace and stability in the region.

An Eritrean delegation, headed by Foreign Minister Osman Saleh, arrived in Addis Ababa on Tuesday in a historical visit, aiming at ending bloody war and enmity between the two neighbours.

Ethiopia and Eritrea fought a war between 1998 and 2000, leaving around 80,000 people dead due to a border dispute.

source: newtimes