After a closed meeting held by the Chairman of the Sudanese Sovereign Council, Lieutenant-General Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan, and the Prime Minister of Ethiopia, Abi Ahmed, Tuesday, in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi.
The two countries announced “the closure of their dispute and the opening of a new relationship.”
Sudan and Ethiopia declaration
Sources said that Al-Burhan and Abi Ahmed discussed during the meeting, which was held on the sidelines of the summit, the crisis between Sudan and Ethiopia.
The two sides announced, in press statements after the meeting, that “the dispute between Sudan and Ethiopia is closed and a new relationship is opened” between the two countries.
It is noteworthy that IGAD is holding the 39th Extraordinary Emergency Summit in Kenya today, with the participation of the leaders of member states and governments of the organization.
The summit is scheduled to discuss issues and files that contribute to strengthening the leaders’ efforts to address the region’s challenges.
Those challenges are peace and security, drought, desertification and climate change issues.
This is in addition to food security issues and the repercussions of Corona and its impact on the economic situation in the region.
7 Sudanese soldiers executed
The meeting of the Ethiopian Prime Minister with the Chairman of the Transitional Sovereign Council in Sudan comes after the Sudanese army last week accused its Ethiopian counterpart of executing 7 Sudanese soldiers and a citizen who were prisoners of it.
What was described as “a behavior that is inconsistent with all laws and customs of war and international humanitarian law.”
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