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Strengthening ties with Ethiopia “strategic goal” for Sudan: al-Bashir

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President Omer al-Bashir shakes hands with the Ethiopian prime minister upon his arrive to Khartoum on 15 August 2017 (ST Photo)

December 8, 2017 (KHARTOUM) - Sudanese President Omer al-Bashir Friday said the deepening of relations with Ethiopia will remain a strategic goal for his country given the historical and family ties between the two nations.

Al-Bashir and his accompanying senior delegation on Friday have arrived in Ethiopia on a one-day visit to participate in the 12th Nations, Nationalities and People’s Day celebration in the Afar Region.

In his remarks before the celebrations, al-Bashir said: “the cooperation between Sudan and Ethiopia would benefit the two brotherly peoples as well as the neighbouring nations and the entire region”.

He pointed out that Ethiopia and the African nations have contributed to the lifting of the U.S. sanctions on Sudan, describing the Sudanese-Ethiopian relations as “model” for ties among nations.

In statements to the Ethiopian news agency, al-Bashir said “the renaissance of Ethiopia is considered the renaissance of Sudan and vice versa”, saying Ethiopia has set an example for the African nations on how to achieve peace, unity and economic development.

He said the lifting of the U.S. economic sanctions would significantly participate to promoting political, social and economic relations between Sudan and Ethiopia.

Ethiopia and Sudan are engaged more and more in joint security, military and economic cooperation.

Last April, the two sides signed a number of joint agreements to promote economic relations and strengthen ties between the two countries.

Also in February, they signed multiple agreements to further boost up cooperation on a range of development activities.

In March 2012, al-Bashir announced his support to the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), saying his government understands the mutual benefits the project could offer Ethiopia and Sudan.

(ST)

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  • 9 December 2017 03:19, by Kuch

    Yes, the North Sudan & the so-called ethiopia can banded up together. That is what their masters from the US, gulf Arab states & some of their creepy allies have been shopping for all along. I will be damned if we are not going to bomb the so-called ethiopia, North Sudan & Djibouti into red sea before we bombed Yemen, Saudi Arabia & the so-called israel>>>

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    • 9 December 2017 03:26, by Kuch

      we have informed the evil juus to get the hell out of South Africa, Kenya & our country in peace before we put our hands on them. We are going to get our Gambella region region back by the way, all our our occupied lands from the so-called arabs North Sudan by a way of a war. Our cloned so-called arabs of North Sudan & some Abesh criminals have let themselves being used to bully>>>

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