Sudan's Vice President Osman Mohamed Yousif Kibir (L) and Ethiopian Deputy Prime Minister Demeke Mekonnen attend a joint press conference after signing memorandums of understanding (MoUs) in Khartoum, Sudan, on Feb. 28, 2019. Sudan and Ethiopia on Thursday signed memorandums of understanding (MoUs) on economy and trade in the meetings of the higher Sudanese-Ethiopian economic committee in Khartoum. (Xinhua/Mohamed Khidir)
KHARTOUM, Feb. 28 (Xinhua) -- Sudan and Ethiopia on Thursday signed memorandums of understanding (MoUs) on economy and trade in the meetings of the higher Sudanese-Ethiopian economic committee in capital Khartoum.
Sudan's Vice President, Osman Mohamed Yousif Kibir, and the Ethiopian Deputy Prime Minister, Demeke Mekonnen, chaired the committee's meetings.
"The higher committee has managed to reach economic and commercial MoUs covering trade, customs, industry, animal resources, communications, railways and roads fields," said Kibir at a joint press conference with Mekonnen.
Kibir reiterated Sudan government's commitment to develop the relations with Ethiopia in all fields in a manner that achieves the interests of the two peoples.
"For peace and stability, and to sustain development and transformation, the economy agenda is very crucial," said Mekonnen, adding that "for the benefit of the two peoples, economic interaction and business and investment promotion are very critical."
Mekonnen arrived in the Sudanese capital Khartoum on Wednesday evening to take part in the meetings.
Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir on Thursday received Mekonnen and the accompanying delegation.