On the sidelines of the Ministerial Council of the African Summit proceedings in Addis Ababa, Minister of Foreign Affairs Mohammed Amr met on 26th January with his Ethiopian Counterpart Tedros Adhanom.
The meeting discussed bilateral relations, in particular the status quo of joint cooperation in the fields of trade, investment, education and capacity building, agriculture and health. It is to be noted that the Egyptian section for the kidneys at St. Paul's Hospital in Addis Ababa has been recently inaugurated, and it was agreed as well, on establishing a common farm.
The foreign minister stressed that opening the land route between Egypt and Sudan within the next two months would contribute to promoting trade among Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia in light of land linking between the three countries.
On the other hand, both ministers agreed on preparing for the fifth session of the joint committee during the current year, thus concurring with the 85th anniversary of establishing the Egyptian Ethiopian diplomatic relation.
The meeting also addressed regional issues of common concern, where both ministers agreed on carrying on coordination in order to bring views closer between Sudan and South Sudan and create a climate of détente in the suspended issues between the two countries. Moreover, the developments in Somalia and the situation in the Horn of Africa region were discussed. The two ministers agreed on holding the third political consultation mechanism session between both sisterly countries in the upcoming period.
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