May 6, 2021 (JUBA) – South Sudan’s Presidential Affairs minister, Barnaba Marial Benjamin and the Ethiopian ambassador to South Sudan, Nebil Mandi on Thursday discussed developments regarding the Ethiopia-Sudan border dispute, the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) negotiation and the upcoming elections in Ethiopia.
- South Sudan’s Presidential Affairs minister, Barnaba Marial Benjamin and the Ethiopian envoy to South Sudan, Nebil Mandi in Juba, May 6, 2021 (courtesy photo)
A statement extended to Sudan Tribune said Marial expounded Ethiopia’s longstanding support to his country, stressing how Ethiopians stood with the South Sudanese when they needed friends.
He emphasized the importance of cooperation in linking the two countries and the region through electric power, highways and other vital infrastructure that facilitate utilisation of development potentials.
Commending Ethiopia’s persistent efforts for peace and stability in South Sudan, Marial requested the ambassador to further enhance support for the full implementation of the peace agreement.
Meanwhile, Nebil briefed the South Sudanese official on the latest improvements in Tigray region, notably the relief and humanitarian efforts being conducted by the Ethiopian government.