Ethiopia, South Sudan officials discuss border security

The delegation of Ethiopia led by Speaker of House of People’s Representatives of Ethiopia, Tagesse Chaffo, has met President of South Sudan, Salva Kiir Mayardit in Juba and discussed the security of the border area the two countries share.

“The meeting centered on Security issues in the regions bordering South Sudan and Ethiopia,” the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ethiopia stated on its official social media page. “The delegation also discussed issues pertaining to cattle rustling, child abduction, infrastructure development and border trade in the areas bordering South Sudan and Ethiopia.”

“In his remarks to the media after the meeting, Tagesse Chaffo said, they have exchanged information and discussed how to work closely for the common goods of the two Countries, noting that they are going to form a joint forum to discuss problems whenever they arise,” the statement noted.

“Salva Kiir Mayardit, President of the Republic of South Sudan, received and held a meeting with the Delegation from Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia led by Tagesse Chaffo, Speaker of House of People’s Representatives of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia.”

“Tagesse Chaffo was accompanied by Omod Ujulu, President of Gambella Region, Ashadli Hassan, President of Benishagul Region, Ambassador Feseha Shawel, Director General for IGAD Countries and Ambassador Nabil Mahdi, Ambassador of Ethiopia to South Sudan,” the statement said.