Ethipia-Sudan : PM Abiy, General Burhan Agree To Dialogue

After several days of border clashes, the two leaders met on the side-lines of the IGAD Summit in Nairobi.

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and the head of the Sudanese Military Government, General Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan have agreed to resolve their differences through dialogue. Both leaders took the decision on July, 5, 2022 on the side-lines of a Summit of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) that took place in Nairobi (Kenya). The talks come on the heels of clashes at the border town of Al-Fashaga last month in which Khartoum said Ethiopian forces had captured and killed Sudanese troops, claims denied by the Addis Ababa government.
In a Twitter post accompanied by a picture of the two men, PM Abiy wrote, “We have both agreed that our two countries have plenty of collaborative elements to work on peacefully. Our common bonds surpass any divisions. We both made a commitment for dialogue and peaceful resolution to outstanding issues.” While General Al-Burhan said the IGAD meeting gave them an opportunity “to take stock of the response” to challenges in the region.
Last week, IGAD which is a seven-country regional body and the African Union (AU) warned of the possible escalation of the conflict between Ethiopia and Sudan following the incident in the disputed Al-Fashaqa border area. Khartoum said the Ethiopian army had executed ...



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