Addis Ababa, December 22, 2020 -An Ethiopian delegation led by Minister of Transport, Dagmawit Moges, yesterday met with Sudan’s Minister of Infrastructure and Transport.

The two sides discussed ways that help Ethiopia better use Port Sudan, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Besides identifying the bottlenecks encountered in using the port, the meeting aimed at making Port Sudan an additional port option to Ethiopia to facilitate the country’s export trade.

The meeting also noted other products, including fertilizer, can easily be imported through the port and be accessible to the north and west parts of the country.

Representatives from Sudan Sea Port Authority, Sudan Rail Way, Sudan Land Transportation, Sudan Highway Authority, Ministry of Trade and Customs Authority have also attended the meeting.

Dagmawit Moges also held talks with the Acting Minister of Energy and Mining, Engineer Khairy Abdel-Rahman, on the mining and energy sector, particularly in the supply and distribution of oil products.

The discussion focused on improving the supply of petrol from Sudan and loosening bottlenecks on the transport of oil products.

The two sides have deliberated possible projects that the two countries can jointly carry out.

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