Khartoum - President of the Republic Field Marshal Omer Al Bashir has affirmed the strong relations linking Sudan and Ethiopia, saying that Sudan stands beside Ethiopia on all
political, security, economic and social issues.
President Al Bashir discussed during his meeting on the sidelines of the 7th. Tana High-Level Forum on Security in Africa at the Ethiopian town of Bahir Dar yesterday with Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed bilateral relations between Khartoum and Addis Ababa and ways and means of boosting them further besides regional and international issues of mutual concern.
The Ethiopian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr. Workneh Gebeyehu, said the two leaders discussed the bilateral and regional issues of mutual concern.
Meanwhile, Tana High-Level Forum on Security in Africa started works of its seventh session in the Ethiopian town of Bahir Dar yesterday, in the presence of President of the Republic Field Marshal Omer Al Bashir, besides each of Chad, Togo, Ethiopia, Rwanda and Somalia.
Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, addressing the opening sitting, said the forum aims at creating pure African peace through ownership of financing, away from any foreign intervention.
He referred to importance of mobilization of resources for implementation of what is to be worked out by the forum through a unified political will, taking into consideration the international challenges, referring to the important role of independence in boosting African unity.
Chairperson of African Union Commission Musa Faki, on his part, affirmed that they are endeavoring for a new Africa through experiences of its own presidents and experts, referring to existence of many external ideas that do not suit the nature of the African peoples.
Former President of Nigeria and Chairman of Tana Forum, Olusegun Obasanjo on his part called on the continent to put the recommendation of the forum into action.
According to Obasanjo, the reforms of African institutions, including the African Union, are the reforms of the African states.
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