FM Demeke Holds Talks with Sudan’s Transitional Sovereign Council Deputy Chairman (December 23, 2020)

Ethiopia’s Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister, Demeke Mekonnen has held talks with the first Deputy Chairman of the Transitional Sovereign Council of Sudan, Lt Gen Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo.

Demeke and his accompanying delegation arrived in Khartoum yesterday to participate at the second high-level political committee meeting on border issues between Ethiopia and Sudan.

Demeke and Dagalo, aka Hemeti, discussed the bilateral relations between the two countries and ways to strengthen them.

In a related development, Ethiopia’s Minister of Transport, Dagmawit Moges, met with Sudan’s Minister of Infrastructure and Transport, Hashim bin Auf.

Chaired by the Railway Authority of Sudan, the meeting was attended by Walid Mahmoud, Director of the Railway Authority and Hisham Abu Zeid Director of the Land Transport Unit of Sudan.

The meeting discussed on railway project linking Ethiopia and Sudan, which is estimated to be 1,512km, including 594km in Ethiopia and 918km in Sudan.

It also touched on issues of passengers land transport and discussed the impact of the coronavirus, which led to the weak movement of passengers and goods between the two nations.

Dagmawit also exchanged views with Yasser Timo, director of Sudan Airways on aspects of cooperation between airlines of the two countries.

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