ADDIS ABABA (HAN) November 26, 2015 – Public Diplomacy and Regional Stability Initiatives News. Sudan Vice-President Hassabo Mohamed Abdel-Rahman in Ethiopia for recent meeting of the Joint Sudanese- Ethiopian Higher Committee (JSEHC) also met with Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn on Monday (November 23).
Sudan’s State Minister for Foreign Affairs Kamal al-Din Ismail informed Sudan’s official news agency SUNA that during the talks the Prime Minister told Vice-President Abdel-Rahman that the demarcation of the Ethiopia-Sudan border would be resumed next month.
Farmers from two sides of the border between Sudan and Ethiopia used to dispute the ownership of land in the Al-Fashaga area located in the south-eastern part of Sudan’s eastern state of Gedaref. Al-Fashaga covers an area of about 250 square kilometers and it has about 600.000 acres of fertile lands.
Also there are river systems flowing across the area including Atbara, Setait and Baslam rivers. Sudan’s Gadarif and Blue Nile states border Ethiopia’s Amhara region. The borders between Sudan and Ethiopia were drawn by the British and Italian colonizers in 1908.
The two governments have agreed in the past to redraw the borders, and to promote joint projects between people from both sides for the benefit of local population. MFA
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