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Sudanese and Ethiopian Prime Ministers discussed bilateral relations on the sideline of IGAD Summit in Djibouti

Dec 21, 2020(Nyamilepedia) — Sudanese Prime Minister and Ethiopian Prime Minister held a meeting on Sunday in which they discussed bilateral relations between Sudan and Ethiopia.

Sudanese Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok and the Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed meeting on the sideline of the IGAD Summit in Djibouti on December 20, 2020(Photo credit: courtesy image/Nyamilepedia)
Sudanese Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok and the Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed meeting on the sideline of the IGAD Summit in Djibouti on December 20, 2020(Photo credit: courtesy image/Nyamilepedia)

The meeting took place on the sideline of the 38th Extra-Ordinary Summit of the Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) in Djibouti.

According to Sudan News Agency, the two leaders also talked of holding a meeting on 22nd Dec to discuss the boundaries between the two countries.

“The meeting further touched on holding a meeting of the High Boundary Committee between the two countries on the 22 December,” added the official agency.

It was not clear if the IGAD meeting discussed tension on the border between Sudan and Ethiopia.

Sudanese Prime Minister said that the regional bloc remains bound by the principle of non-interference in the internal affairs of member states.

He also pointed out the meeting should consider peaceful ways of setting the disputes.

“But also, the meeting should seek a peaceful settlement of disputes through dialogue in order to preserve regional peace, stability and security,” he said.

“Our meeting here today is also an opportunity for us to deliberate on the emerging issues in our region, so I hope that the discussions that we will have will give us an opportunity to get a briefing from Dr Abiy Ahmed about the situation and recent developments in Ethiopia” he added.

The Ethiopian prime minister posted a tweet after the IGAD meeting where he thanked the IGAD leaders for understanding his measures against the rebel TPLF group.

“I express my deepest gratitude to IGAD leaders for understanding and acknowledging our law enforcement measures as legal and legitimate, as well as for expressing commitment to supporting Ethiopia,” he wrote.

It was not clear if the IGAD meeting discussed tension on the border between Sudan and Ethiopia.

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