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Burhan, Ethiopian FM Discuss Border Demarcation

Burhan, Ethiopian FM Discuss Border Demarcation

Thursday, 1 October, 2020 - 07:00
A truck is seen in the waters of the Blue Nile floods within the Al-Ikmayr area of Omdurman in Khartoum, Sudan August 27, 2020. REUTERS/Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah

The head of Sudan's Transitional Sovereign Council (TSC), Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, discussed Wednesday with Ethiopian Foreign Minister Gedu Andargachew bilateral coordination to overcome obstacles facing border demarcation.


The FM conveyed a message of support and solidarity from Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed to Sudan in confronting the floods disaster.


Andargachew stated that his visit aims to turn words into actions and to confirm support to the Sudanese government and people.


The Ethiopian minister arrived in Khartoum on Thursday and was welcomed by his Sudanese counterpart Omer Gamar-Eddin, along with several government officials.


Ethiopia has expressed solidarity by sending 60 tons of relief aid to Sudan, including medicine and foodstuff.


The meeting between al-Burhan and Andargachew touched on the two countries’ joint border, the TSC revealed in a statement, saying coordination will take place to resolve all border-related problems.


Gamar-Eddin expressed appreciation to the Ethiopian government and people for their support to Sudan to confront the impact of the floods.


The border between both countries has seen security tension in the past months, leading to casualties on both sides. Despite talks held by joint committees, border demarcation remains pending.


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