SUDANESE PRESIDENT, ETHIOPIAN P.M. HOLD TALKS IN BEIJING

BEIJING, Sudanese President Omer Al-Bashir and Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed have held talks in Beijing on matters related to bilateral relations and on ways of boosting peace and security in the Horn of Africa.

The two leaders are in Beijing to attend the Forum of China-Africa Co-operation (FOCAC) Summit being held on Monday and Tuesday,

During their meeting Sunday, President Al-Bashir informed Abiy, who is the current Chairperson of the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD), a Horn of Africa grouping, regarding progress being made to achieve peace and stability in South Sudan.

Kharotum had hosted talks between the rival South Sudanese groups as well as the ceremony for the signing of the peace agreement among the various groups and is engaged in ensuring the the entry into force of the peace agreement to the executive stages and the phase of mechanisms for a ceasefire and assembling of forces.

The meeting also tackled the efforts of Sudan for realizing peace in the Central African Republic (CAR) and the encouraging start of the first talks between that country’s disputing parties.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK