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Eritrea’s President arrives in Khartoum

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Addis Ababa, September 14, 2019 (FBC) – President Isaias Afwerki arrived in Khartoum for a two-day official visit to the Sudan on the invitation of General Abdul Fattah al-Burhan, President of Sudan’s Sovereign Council.

Presidential entourage includes Foreign Minister Osman Saleh and Presidential Adviser Yemane Gebreab, according to Yemene Gebremeskel, Eritrea’s information Minister.

Upon arrival at the airport in Khartoum, President Isaias and his entourage were accorded warm welcome by Abdul Fattah al-Burhan and senior Sudanese dignitaries, he added.

The two leaders and their delegations held a first meeting immediately after arrival. Gen. al-Burhan thanked President Isaias for his long-awaited visit.

President Isaias expressed his delight in visiting Sudan, a country with which he has had longstanding and intimate relations.

He congratulated the leadership and people of Sudan for their historic achievement in bringing to an end a painful chapter that lasted for 3 decades.

President Isaias also said that the people of Eritrea will never forget the support of the Sudanese people, in their struggle for freedom.

The two sides expressed their determination to recoup the lost opportunity.

They agreed to promote economic, trade, political, diplomatic as well as security and military cooperation.

They also agreed to work together for effective regional integration.

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