Ethiopian news and information update

Mohammed Amin, a journalist based in Khartoum, reports Eritrea and Ethiopia are in ‘secret talks’ mediated by Sudanese President, Omar al-Bashir.

The report says Bashir initiated the indirect talks between leaders of both countries with the view of discussing border and political issues.

“We started some efforts to normalize the relations between Ethiopia and Eritrea,” President Bashir said, in a joint statement with Ethiopian Prime Minister, Hailemariam Desalegn.

Sudan, which sees itself as a having friendly relations with both countries, wants to open discussions between both governments..

“I will call the two presidents to hold a summit in Khartoum in the [near future],” Bashir said.

Last year, South Sudan, which is tangled in its own border dispute with Sudan, said it planned to start shuttle diplomacy between Eritrea and Ethiopia that have yet to materialize.

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