The leaders of Ethiopia and Sudan have expressed their wish to advance the bilateral ties so as to make it a model for the region.

During their discussion here Sunday on the sidelines of the 30th African Union (AU) Summit, Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn and Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir discussed ways of further consolidating bilateral ties.

The two leaders have stressed the need to build an exemplary relationship by strengthening co-operation in all spheres to maximize the benefits for their people, Ethiopian Foreign Minister Workneh Gebeyehu told the Ethiopian News Agency (ENA) after the discussions.

In order to make this happen, the leaders of the two Horn of Africa nations have set directions for activities to be conducted by the countries' Bilateral Joint Commission, said Sudanese Foreign Minister Ibrahim Ghandour.

The leaders agreed to co-operate on ensuring mutual benefit and that the resources that the two countries shared should provide a good opportunity for stronger collaboration, he added.

The discussions between the two leaders focused on maximizing mutual benefit, as well as ensuring their economic integration which would benefit the region.

Hailemariam has also met with the leaders of South Sudan, Djibouti and Somalia.

Source: NAM News Network

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