ADDIS ABABA, July 5 (Xinhua) -- Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed on Friday commended Sudanese parties for reaching an agreement towards peace and stability in the country.
Ahmed's congratulatory statement came shortly after Sudan's Transitional Military Council (TMC) and the opposition Freedom and Change Alliance reached a deal on establishing transitional authorities to jointly govern the country.
"Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed sends his congratulations to the people of Sudan and to the Transitional Military Council and the Forces for the Declaration of Freedom and Change in arriving at an agreement that will forge peace and stability in the Sudan," a statement issued by the Ethiopian PM's Office read.
Ahmed also reiterated the Ethiopian government's continued support to Ethiopia's western neighboring nation.
"The government of Ethiopia wishes a prosperous and peaceful new chapter for Sudan," Ahmed added.
Sudan has been plagued by nationwide unrest since former President Omar al-Bashir was ousted by the military in April. The coalition of opposition and protest groups have been in talks with the military over who would run the country.
Under the mediation of AU and Ethiopia, the conflicting parties agreed to sit down to negotiate a solution to the country's political crisis.