Sudanese PM commends Ethiopia’s mediation role as example for Africa-led conciliation


Sudan’s Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok on Thursday commended Ethiopia’s mediation to Sudan’s peace process for setting a good example for Africa-led solutions to African problems.

The Sudanese Prime Minister made the remarks during his bilateral meeting with the Ethiopian President Sahle-Work Zewde on the sidelines of the United Nation General Assembly General Debate in New York, the Ethiopian Permanent Mission to the UN said in a statement issued Wednesday.

“Prime Minister Hamdok conveyed his appreciation for the mediation efforts of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, which set a good example for Africa-led conciliation,” the statement read.

The Ethiopian government, in collaboration with the African Union (AU), has been instrumental in Sudan’s peace process since the ouster of the former Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir and his government back in April this year.

The Ethiopian President Sahle-Work Zewde also during her discussion with Hamdok also “reiterated Ethiopia’s commitment to support his administration and work with Sudan on issues of mutual interest,” the statement added.

Zewde also congratulated him on assuming the Premiership and wished him success in leading Sudan through this time of transition.

Since the ouster of al-Bashir and his government in April, the 55-member pan African bloc, AU, has been calling for the need to maintain the momentum in Sudan’s peace process under the notion of African solutions to African problems.

Chairperson of the AU Commission Moussa Faki Mahamat also in a statement earlier this month reiterated the AU’s resolve to ensure consensual and inclusive transition in Sudan through “African solutions to African problems.” Enditem

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