March 05, 2012
The Republic of South Sudan and Federal democratic Republic of Ethiopia in a joint ministerial meeting held in Juba, last has endorsed agreement on strategic Partnership which aimed to build foundation for future relations and economic integration of the two countries.
The meeting focus to review a broad range of areas of cooperation in the fields of politics, business, economic and infrastructure, Aviation and charter out mechanisms of future cooperation.
The two parties stressed there continue commitment to the strategic partnership and to jointly promote development, peace, security and stability in south Sudan, Ethiopia and Africa general.
The minister of foreign affairs and international co-operation Nhial Deng Nhial said they have made these first agreement in order to bring peace and good security in exchange of dialogue in straightening foundation of readiness to understanding in between the two countries. The meeting was chaired by the Ministers of Foreign affairs of the two Countries.
Addressing the meeting, Nhial said that they will continue talks with Ethiopia particularly on the Preferential Trade Agreement (PTA), health, environment, energy and science and technology. He reiterated commitment to relations between South Sudan and Ethiopia. The agreements signed are important steps in strengthening the partnership between the two countries” Nhial was quoted
The Ethiopian delegation to the meeting signed At the conclusion of the meeting the parties have signed eight  agreements including strategic partnership document .the two parties foresee that these Agreement and strategic partnership document would be foundation of for further relation and economic integration of the two nations.
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