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Ethiopia, Norway to join efforts for peace in Sudan

June 10, 2010 (ADDIS ABABA) – The governments of Ethiopia and Norway considered on ways of working together towards the prevalence of peace in the Sudan and on other concerns troubling the African continent.

In his visit to Ethiopia last week, Norwegian Foreign Minister, Mr. Jonas Gahr Støre met Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi here in Addis Ababa where the two sides held talks on issues related to bilateral relations and on ways of working together on African affairs.

According to government sources, the two ministers conferred on ways the two countries could work together with the African Union and the international community to continent concerns in general and on issues related to Somalia and Sudan in particular.

PM Meles zenawi assured Mr. Støre his government’s continued support and commitment toward realizing peace and stability in Sudan and to the successful implementation of the Sudanese Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA).

The Norwegian foreign minister on his part acknowledged peacemaking roles Ethiopia is playing in the Horn of Africa region and he said Norway is keen to work together with Ethiopia for the same cause.

The two governments have agreed to further enhance their existing bilateral ties by mainly boosting their trade partnership to create a huge potential for mutual development.