Ethio-Sudan joint army to be formed

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Addis Ababa, 13 August 2014 (WIC) - Ethiopia and Sudan defense ministers announced that the two nations are to establish a joint military under the same command.

During the 11th Defense Ministerial meeting of the two countries in Addis Ababa, it was stated that the two countries could heightened the economic cooperation by assuring reliable peace and security along their border.

Ethiopian Defense Minister Siraj Fegessa said that the joint force will be set up fully until September.

His Sudanese counterpart, Abdurrahman Mohamed Hussein said for his part that the formation of the joint force would strengthen the previous cooperation on peace and security between the neighboring nations.

Ethiopia and Sudan are bordered with over 800 kilometers.