ETHIOPIA TO STRENGTHEN EFFORTS TO BRING PEACE, STABILITY TO SOUTH SUDAN
ADDIS ABABA-- Prime Minister Hailemariam Dessalgen has declared that Ethiopia will strengthen its support for efforts to bring peace and stability to neighbouring South Sudan.
He said this when General Paul Malong Awan, the Chief of General Staff of the Sudan People's Liberation Army of South Sudan, called on him at his office here Wednesday to discuss ways of maintaining the relationship of the two countries in the field of peace and stability.
The prime minister told the visiting army chief that Ethiopia would consolidate the activities it had been carrying out to ensure stability in South Sudan and provide all the necessary support for efforts towards this objective.
The two sides also discussed ways to work together to maintain peace on the two countries' common border.
During the meeting, Gen. Awan handed over to Hailemariam a message President Salva Kiir Mayardit on strengthening bilateral economic co-operation. Their discussions also covered ways of strengthening the road, railway and electricity inter-connectivity between both countries.
Ethiopia is expected to make a significant contribution to the additional 4,000 peacekeepers requested by the United Nations Security Council for the deployment in South Sudan, it was learned.
Source: Nam News Network