Former PM Hailemariam Desalegn meets with S. Sudan President Salva Kiir
Addis Ababa, January 13, 2021 (FBC) – Former Prime Minister of Ethiopia and Special Envoy of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Hailemariam Desalegn met with President of South Sudan Salva Kiir Mayardit on various issues.
The meeting discussed the political situation in Ethiopia and ways how to integrate the joint developmental projects between South Sudan and Ethiopia.
Speaking to the media after the meeting, the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of South Sudan Beatrice Khamisa Wani said, Hailemariam Dessalegn briefed President Salva Kiir about what is happening in Ethiopia stating that, calm has returned to Ethiopia.
Beatrice Khamisa said, President Salva Kiir has assigned the Ministers of Presidential Affairs, Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and the Governor of Jonglei State to work with Horn of Africa Cooperation to look at some of the protocols to revive the joint integrated developmental projects between South Sudan and Ethiopia.
Beatrice Khamisa undelined, this is the time to look at development since the Country has attained peace and Stability.
In his remarks, Hailemariam Dessalegn committed himself to work closely with the leadership to bring Horn of Africa community together to integrate the economy, infrastructure and trade, as well as investment.
Hailemariam Dessalegn assured President Salva Kiir Mayardit of his commitment to strengthen the bilateral relations between South Sudan and Ethiopia.