Premier, Norwegian Minister discuss current situation in S. Sudan

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Addis Ababa, 8 May 2014 (WIC) - Prime Minister Hailameriam Dessalegn yesterday held talks with Norwegian delegation led by the Foreign Minister, Borge Brende to discuss about the current situation in South Sudan.

During the discussion, the Premier briefed the delegation about the ongoing peace process and the role that Ethiopia has been playing for the fruitfulness of the peace talks.   

Ethiopia through IGAD is exerting maximum effort to help the two sides stop fighting and solve the crisis through dialogue, he said. He affirmed that Ethiopia will continue to play its role to end the crisis.   

Ethiopia and IGAD believe that the two parties are eager to continue the talks on the basis of the best interest of the South Sudanese people, according to a high level official who attended the meeting.   

The Norwegian Minister on his part said his government believes that Ethiopia has been playing vital role in the peace talks between the two parties, according to the official.   

The Minister said the government of Norway believes on the importance of resuming the peace talks and appreciated the willingness of the parties to resume the dialogue on Friday, according to the official. (ENA)