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Ethiopia PM meets Sudan’s Burhan, says both endorse ‘dialogue’

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said he met Sudan's coup leader Abdel Fattah al-Burhan in Nairobi on Tuesday and that both committed to "dialogue" to resolve any differences. Their talks follow a clash on their tense border last month in which Khartoum said that Ethiopian forces had captured and killed Sudanese troops -- claims denied…

Ethiopian Primer Minister Abiy Ahmed (L) looks on during a session in the Parliament in the city of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on June 14, 2022. (Photo by EDUARDO SOTERAS / AFP)

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said he met Sudan’s coup leader Abdel Fattah al-Burhan in Nairobi on Tuesday and that both committed to “dialogue” to resolve any differences.

Their talks follow a clash on their tense border last month in which Khartoum said that Ethiopian forces had captured and killed Sudanese troops — claims denied by Addis Ababa.

“We have both agreed that our two countries have plenty of collaborative elements to work on peacefully,” Abiy said in a Twitter post, accompanied by a picture of the two men.

“Our common bonds surpass any divisions. We both made a commitment for dialogue & peaceful resolution to outstanding issues,” he said.

Both leaders were in the Kenyan capital for a summit of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) regional body.

Sudan’s ruling sovereign council said only that there had been a “closed-door meeting” between Burhan and Abiy.

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