S. Sudanese President to visit Ethiopia

Addis Ababa, February 22, 2017 (FBC) - South Sudanese President Salva Kiir will arrive in Addis Ababa Thursday for a two-day official visit, according to Ethiopian Foreign Ministry.

The two countries will sign a number of cooperation agreements including with regards to security issues, Foreign Ministry spokesman Tewolde Mulugeta told Anadolu Agency Wednesday.

“The visit will enhance the bilateral relations and cooperation between the two countries,” Tewolde said.

Ethiopia hosted talks between the South Sudanese government and the opposition rebels from January 2014 to August 2015.

Ethiopia hosts about 280,000 South Sudanese refugees, according to data obtained from the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).

Meanwhile, the African Union Commission in a statement on Wednesday expressed 'deep' concern over the deterioration of the security situation in South Sudan in recent weeks.

Posted by Amare Asrat