Ethio-Sudan border development conference kicks off tomorrow

Addis Ababa, February 15, 2017 (FBC) - The 18th session of the conference on development of the joint Ethio-Sudan borders will be held tomorrow in Mekelle town, capital of Ethiopia’s Tigray regional state, said governor of Gadaref State.

The two-day conference, which is held alternately between Sudan and Ethiopian regions, will discuss issues pertaining to farming in the joint borders, trade exchange and smuggling.

Governor of Gadaref State Mirghani Salih Sid Ahmed told SUNA that the conference would be held with the participation of the border states of Gadaref, Blue Nile, Sennar and Kassala from the Sudanese side and Benishangul-Gumuz and Amhara regional states from the Ethiopian side.

According to the governor, Gadaref state delegation will focus on issues to promote bilateral ties between the two countries besides ways to enhance trade exchange particularly after establishing the free-trade zone at Al-Galabat border area.

Ethiopia and Sudan are engaged more and more in joint economic projects particularly on the border areas for the benefit of the people from the two sides.

Posted by Amare Asrat