Prime Minister Hailemariam Dessalegn told the visiting Sudanese public diplomacy delegation yesterday that the existing extraordinary and exemplary friendship and solidarity between Ethiopia and Sudan would surely play a crucial role in bringing peace between Ethiopia and Eritrea.
According to the Premier, as Ethiopia and Sudan are enjoying the warmest diplomatic relations than ever before, both countries have agreed to work tirelessly towards the economic integration of the Horn region.
Hailemariam reiterated that the economies of Ethiopia, Sudan, Eritrea, Djibouti and Somalia need to be integrated in a bid to bring everlasting peace and prosperity to the region. He added that the economic integration would play a key role in safeguarding the common interests of the countries in the region at various international arenas.
Delegation Head Dr. Omer Suleiman Adam on the occasion said that Sudanese public diplomacy delegation have been impressed by the hospitality and development track record of Ethiopia. He pledged that the delegation would play its due part in realizing the two countries plan to integrate the Horn countries economically for better future of the peoples of the region as a whole.
Sudanese public diplomacy delegation would leave for Khartoum today concluding its week-long official visit to Ethiopia.
BY DANIEL BEYENE