KHARTOUM, Aug. 15 (Xinhua) -- Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn on Tuesday arrived in the Sudanese capital Khartoum on an official three-day visit to boost bilateral ties.
Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir and senior government officials received Desalegn upon arrival at Khartoum airport.
Sudan's Foreign Minister Ibrahim Ghandour told reporters at the airport that Desalegn's visit reflects the progressive ties between Sudan and Ethiopia.
"The visit aims to discuss bilateral ties and how to boost them, as well as issues of the Horn of Africa region, particularly at a time when eastern Africa region is witnessing many issues that need the two countries' leadership to agree on strategies to preserve security in the region and Africa," said Ghandour.
Last April, Sudan and Ethiopia declared a comprehensive cooperation ties in security, military, political, economic, social and cultural fields.