Home | News    Friday 2 October 2015

Bashir affirms strong relations with Eritrea amid signs of tensions over Ethiopian opposition

separation
increase
decrease
separation
separation

October 1, 2015 (KHARTOUM) – The Sudanese President Omer Hassan al-Bashir affirmed the strength of his country’s relations with Eritrea and praised bilateral cooperation in the wake of reports on silent tensions between the two sides after Khartoum repatriated hundreds of Ethiopian opposition members from Eritrea.

FILE - Sudan’s President Omer Hassan al-Bashir (R) receiving Eritrea’s President Isaias Afewerki (L) in Sudan’s capital Khartoum (Xinhua)

Bashir met in on Thursday with the Eritrean Minister of Finance Berhane Habtemariam Khartoum who explained that the meeting discussed strengthening cooperation between the two countries and increasing trade volumes as well as linking the two countries by roads to bolster trade.

The meeting is the first of its kind with an Eritrean official following news of clashes between Eritrean forces and a Sudanese army garrison on the borders in mid-September.

At the time the Ethiopian security services announced the return of a dissident Ethiopian general to the country with 800 rebel fighters from Eritrea and praised Sudan for securing their repatriation and its role in resolving the crisis describing it as a "historic” one “that they will never forget”.

The statement said that Sudanese forces "strongly responded" to attempts by the Eritrean authorities to hunt Asdedom’s fighters inside the Sudanese territory, adding that the latter received all the needed logistical and humanitarian support from the Sudanese army.

Neither the Sudanese nor the Eritrean side commented on the announcement by Addis Ababa.

Meanwhile, the Sudanese minister of finance Badr Eddin Mahmoud and his Eritrean counterpart held joint talks that dealt with promoting economic and trade relations.

Mahmoud said that the talks dealt with finance, customs, taxation, banking, currency, monetary policies, insurance and settling payment transactions.

They also discussed cross-border trade and the possibility of establishing a free trade zone to encourage movement of capital and facilitate trade.

"These items will be translated into memorandums of understanding or agreements in the future that will frame economic cooperation between the two countries besides promoting linkage between the two countries in the field of roads, electricity and the areas of air transport and rail transport" Mahmoud said.

(ST)

Comments on the Sudan Tribune website must abide by the following rules. Contravention of these rules will lead to the user losing their Sudan Tribune account with immediate effect.

- No inciting violence
- No inappropriate or offensive language
- No racism, tribalism or sectarianism
- No inappropriate or derogatory remarks
- No deviation from the topic of the article
- No advertising, spamming or links
- No incomprehensible comments

Due to the unprecedented amount of racist and offensive language on the site, Sudan Tribune tries to vet all comments on the site.

There is now also a limit of 400 words per comment. If you want to express yourself in more detail than this allows, please e-mail your comment as an article to comment@sudantribune.com

Kind regards,

The Sudan Tribune editorial team.


The following ads are provided by Google. SudanTribune has no authority on it.



Sudan Tribune

Promote your Page too

Latest Comments & Analysis


Horrific attacks on Darfur camps show need for UNAMID peacekeepers 2021-02-27 19:21:51 By Ahmed Elzobier The cycle of deadly violence in Darfur is still ongoing. It returned on 16 January 2021 with the horrific attacks on the Krinding camps in El Geneina, the capital of West (...)

Toward viable future for South Sudan 2021-02-23 06:27:19 A critique of ICG’s Africa Report No. 300, 10 February 2021 Dr Lam Akol The International Crisis Group (ICG) issued its Africa Report No.300 on 10 February 2021. The report attempts to address (...)

18th anniversary of armed struggle in Darfur 2021-02-23 05:21:00 By Mahmoud A. Suleiman This article comes against the backdrop of the equal participation of members belonging to the armed struggle movements from the Darfur region in ministerial positions and (...)


MORE






Latest Press Releases


Sudan: Performing arts is not a crime, assaulting women and artists is! 2020-09-20 08:54:28 The Strategic Initiative for Women in the Horn of Africa (SIHA) Sudan is still struggling with militant Islamist ideology KHARTOUM: Central Khartoum Primary Court issued a verdict against five (...)

Civil Society Statement in Response to The Law of Various Amendments 2020-08-14 07:11:00 A Collaborative Civil Society Statement in Response to The Law of Various Amendments (Abolishing and Amending Provisions Restricting Freedom) – Exposing ‘a wolf in sheep’s clothing’ Sudanese women (...)

Remarks by SRF leaders at the Friend of Sudan meeting on peace 2020-08-13 07:58:58 Chairman of the Friends of Sudan Conference, Your Excellency, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, The Prime Minister of Sudan and the participating team from the (...)


MORE

Copyright © 2003-2021 SudanTribune - All rights reserved.