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Sudan’s Bashir receives message from Ethiopian PM following border hostilities

President of Somaliland Muse Bihi Abdi (L) meets Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ethiopia, Workneh Gebeyehu (R) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on 16 January 2018 [Minasse Wondimu Hailu/Anadolu Agency]
President of Somaliland Muse Bihi Abdi (L) meets Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ethiopia, Workneh Gebeyehu (R) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on 16 January 2018 [Minasse Wondimu Hailu/Anadolu Agency]

Sudanese President, Omar al-Bashir received a message from Ethiopian Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed, on Wednesday days after violence erupted between farmers from both countries in the border area.

The message was conveyed by Ethiopian Foreign Minister, Workneh Gebeyehu, during a meeting with al-Bashir and Sudanese Foreign Minister, al-Dardiri Mohammed Ahmed, in Khartoum.

“The message is about bilateral relations and regional issues” the Gebeyehu said in a press statement, adding that “the two countries will work in cooperation and coordination to address all the problems that occur in the border area”.

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Meanwhile, tAhmed said “the events that took place at the border between the two countries are natural events that occur during the rainy season every year”, adding that “the Ethiopian Prime Minister and President Bashir have stressed on their countries determination to overcome such events.

The Ethiopian foreign minister arrived in Khartoum earlier in the day for a one-day official visit.

The border between the two countries has witnessed, in recent days, violence between farmers from the two countries, which led to many dead and wounded on both sides.

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