Ethiopia and Burundi evaluate bilateral and regional issues

Ethiopia and Burundi evaluate bilateral and regional issues

Mekonnen arrived in Guitega the day before on his third stop on the African nations tour, and during his meeting with Ndyisshimye reaffirmed the Ethiopian government’s commitment to consolidating peace and stability in the country following the signing of the Pretoria Agreement last November, the local chancellery said. .

He expressed his firm readiness to help the people of Sudan draw the future in that country that has been immersed for more than two weeks in clashes between the army and the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces, with a score of more than 420 dead and more than four thousand wounded. , according to health authorities.

For his part, Ndeshime praised Addis Ababa’s efforts to consolidate peace and urged other African countries to draw lessons from that experience, stressing the need to renew multifaceted diplomatic relations between the two sides.

He noted that Burundi supports the tripartite negotiations led by the African Union on outstanding issues between the Nile Basin countries, and reaffirmed the importance of dialogue between Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan to build the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam.

In this regard, he noted, “Ethiopia has the right to develop and change the lives of its people without causing significant harm to other countries.”

The Ethiopian diplomatic chief visited Tanzania and Comoros earlier to strengthen cooperation relations and signed a memorandum of understanding with Moroni for bilateral cooperation. Uganda will be the last stop on the official tour.

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