Ethiopia, Sudan keen to boost economic cooperation

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Addis Ababa, 25 August 2014 (WIC) - Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn has expressed Ethiopia’s desire to take its economic cooperation with Sudan to a higher level.

The Premier received and held talks on Sunday with Sudanese Vice President, Bekri Hassen Saleh in Addis Ababa.

On the occasion, both sides affirmed that during the current year they would be applying the bilateral agreements signed between them.

Saleh said Sudan would like to reinforce its ongoing infrastructural interconnection with Ethiopia via road and power networks.

He conveyed Sudan’s support to the IGAD-led mediation process for South Sudan and commended Ethiopia’s peacekeeping and peacemaking role in the region and beyond.(ERTA)