Ethiopia PM, Presidential adviser confer situations in SudanSource: Sudan Tribune
Date Added: Friday, 17 September 2010
Discussions between the two sides mainly centered on the current situations in Sudan and on bilateral concerns between Sudan and Ethiopia, Sudan tribune learned.
The presidential adviser who delivered the Premier a message sent from Sudanese President Omer Al-Bashir told Meles that that he is the right leader to address the international community to issues related with Sudan further calling up on him to brief participants of the General Assembly of the United Nations on Sudan to be held in New York next week.
During their talks, Ethiopian Premier hailed the ongoing pre-referendum preparations carried out on the side of the Sudanese government saying the relative stability maintained in Sudan creates conducive environment to conduct a successful referendum.
He said the prevailing peace and stability in Sudan significantly contributes to maintain peace and stability not only in Ethiopia but also across the African continent and reaffirmed that his country would do its level best to bring lasting peace and stability in Sudan.
Ismail, who is representing Sudan’s National Assembly, is here to take part at the 8th regular summit of the ruling Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) which will kick off tomorrow in Oromya’s Adama town.
Southern Sudan will hold an independence referendum on whether or not it should remain as a part of Sudan in January 2011. This is part of the 2005 comprehensive peace agreement between the Khartoum central government and the Sudan People’s Liberation Army/Movement (SPLA/M). A simultaneous referendum will be held in Abyei on whether to become part of Southern Sudan .