Ethiopia, Sudan to Hold Talk on Border Issues in Gonder

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Ethiopia and Sudan set a hold a meeting on border issues with Amhara regional states, Sudan Tribune, an electronic news portal reported yesterday.

Officials from Border regions of Ethiopia and Sudan will attend the discussion to be held on the first weeks of November in Gonder town, the report adds.

According to Sudan Tribune, the officials meeting is expected to include joint security coordination, border protection as well as promoting cultural ties and successful diplomacy.

Although Khartoum and Addis Ababa have close ties, the border area between the two countries remains a source of tension and violence between the two sides due to the human trafficking and smuggling to reach Egypt and Libya.

On July 3, 2018, a clash along Ethio-Sudanese border between Ethiopian farmers and Sudanese border soldiers reportedly kill and injured from both sides.

Last August, the Sudanese and Ethiopian armies signed an agreement to withdraw troops from both sides of the border and to deploy joint forces to combat “terrorism,” human trafficking and to eliminate any potential security tensions.

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