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Ethiopian, Eritrean leaders in Juba for Kiir talks

APA-Juba (South Sudan)

The Ethiopian Prime Minister, Dr. Abiy Ahmed, and Eritrean President, Isaias Afeworki, have arrived in Juba on Monday ahead of crunch talks with South Sudanese leader, Salva Kiir.

The two visiting East African leaders were received by President Kiir upon arrival.

“They have arrived and they are going to hold a joint press conference at J1 and then will go for a closed door meeting” a South Sudanese official said.

The office of the Ethiopian Prime Minister also announced on Twitter that the two visiting leader are in Juba for further talks on strengthening bilateral relations.

During their stay in Juba, they will hold talks with President Kiir and other higher government officials on regional peace, economic ties and infrastructural development.

Last evening, South Sudan’s Information Minister, Michael Makuei Lueth, said the two men will hold trilateral talks with President Salva Kiir separately before they leave the country.

Kiir who was on a tour of the country’s Bahr Al-Ghazal region but had to return abruptly to the capital Juba on Sunday to receive the visiting leaders.


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