Ethiopian PM arrives in Khartoum for talks with Sudan president

 

A picture taken on December 1, 2010 shows Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia Hailemariam Desalegn in New Delhi. Hailemariam Desalegn will take over interim power following the death of leader Meles Zenawi, the government spokesman told reporters on August 21, 2012.  "According to the Ethiopian constitution the deputy prime minister will have to go to parliament and take the oath, and the government is organising the parliament to be summoned as soon as possible," Bereket Simon said. Parliament is normally scheduled to convene after the Ethiopian New Year on September 11. AFP PHOTO / Prakash SINGH        (Photo credit should read PRAKASH SINGH/AFP/GettyImages)Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn arrived in Khartoum Tuesday on a two-day visit for talks with Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, local media reported.

According to Sudanese media, Desalegn and al-Bashir, who are to hold a round of talks later, will sign a number of joint agreements and memorandums of understanding previously approved by meetings of a joint ministerial committee between the two countries.

The agreements between Khartoum and Addis Ababa, the capital of Ethiopia, include a framework agreement on trade, economy and technical cooperation, another on legal matters, an agreement in field of aviation services, a cooperation agreement on centralized and decentralized government, as well as agreements on passengers transport services, security and railways.

The memorandums of understandings include human trafficking control, banking and Customs cooperation in addition to joint programs in field of education.

Source: Xinhua News Agency