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Sunday, 06 May 2018

New Ethiopian PM Arrives in Khartoum on Second Official Visit

Ethiopia's new Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed, will begin first 2-day visit to Sudan on Wednesday. The visit is considered the second after he was sworn in as Ethiopian Prime

Minister, replacing Hailemariam Desalegn, who resigned unexpectedly in February. The first tour was to Djibouti where he was scheduled to participate in talks on security, trade and improving the neighboring countries' strategic interests.
The visit comes upon invitation from President Al Bashir during that latter’s visit to Addis Ababa to Participate in Tana Forum.
The talks between the two sides will concentrate on several topics including the joint bilateral relations, political, security, economical and borders issues, besides the regional concerns especially those related to GERD.
The Ministers of Irrigation of Sudan, Ethiopia and Egypt will hold a new round of talks over the issue on the 5th of current May.
The Ethiopian Prime Minister and President Al Bashir will hold a joint press conference on Thursday.