Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi has called for a strengthening of economic ties with Sudan, reported the Pan-African news agency. He made the statement while receiving a 25-strong Sudanese business delegation at in Addis Ababa.
Zenawi said economic ties between the two countries had improved since the recent signing of trade agreements, which resulted in the upgrading of road and rail links between the two countries. He added that cooperation in telecommunications and banking was paving the way for greater bilateral trade and investment.
Al-Taib Ahmed Osman, the chairman of the Federation of Sudanese Chambers of Commerce and the head of the Sudanese delegation, said that both countries stand to benefit in their agricultural, trade and industrial sectors from the improved spirit of cooperation.
During their five-days in Addis Ababa, the Sudanese delegates are meeting with representatives of the Ethiopian business community and officials of the Ethiopian investment authority. On April 30, the countries will hold a joint commission meeting in the Sudanese capital of Khartoum.— (Albawaba-MEBG)
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