Egypt and Eritrea Foreign Ministers Discuss South Sudan, Regional Issues

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“The Egyptian and Eritrean delegations also availed of the opportunity to exchange views on regional and international issues of common concern.” – Eritrean Gov’t Spokesman.

Eritrea's Foreign Minister Osman Saleh and Presidential Adviser Yemane Ghebreab met Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukri in Cairo
Eritrea’s Foreign Minister Osman Saleh and Presidential Adviser Yemane Ghebreab met Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukri in Cairo. (Photo: Archive)


Egypt’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Sameh Shoukry received his Eritrean counterpart, Osman Saleh, and the Eritrean president’s advisor, Yamane Ghebreab, on Saturday, during their visit to the Eritrean nationals in Egypt, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Ahmed Abu Zaid said in a statement.

Shoukry asserted Egypt’s interest in developing the bilateral relations with Eritrea in all fields amid the Egyptian strategic orientation which cares about the situation in the African Horn and the issue of the Red Sea, Abu Zaid said.

Shoukry added that the challenges the region faces require increasing the cooperation between the two countries, the statement read.

The two Eritrean officials expressed their appreciation for the high level of cooperation between Egypt and Eritrea, as well as their keenness to know the Egyptian view towards crises in the region, especially the situation in South Sudan, while Shoukry reviewed the Egyptian efforts to boost stability and peace in South Sudan, according to the statement.

Ethiopia and Sudanese Police Sign Cooperation Accord


Ethiopia and Sudanese police have signed an agreement to further boost peace and security cooperation between the two neighbours, the state-run Ethiopia Broadcasting Corporation reported on Sunday.

The accord was signed after a Sudanese police delegation held discussions with their Ethiopian counterparts in Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa.

Ethiopian federal police commissioner, Asefa Abiyu said previous cooperation agreements signed between Ethiopia and Sudan were successful, stressing needs for more efforts to sustain the momentum.

He underlined the need for more joint efforts to tackle human and drug trafficking, terrorism as well as other border security threats.

The cooperation deal between the Sudanese and Ethiopian police institutions could be a model for the region or the continent as a whole in different specialisation if both sides work harder and sustained border security, said the Ethiopian police commissioner.

The Sudanese police delegation called for extra collaboration between the two police institutions to curb border crimes and to attain sustainable peace and security along the long shared border.

Both sides agreed to secure each other’s border through their territories. The new agreement is expected to further bolster their ties.