I met with His Excellency Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed at the Presidential Palace in Addis Ababa yesterday’s morning, June 9, 2023. I began the meeting by thanking the Ethiopian government for its interest in the situation in Sudan and its welcoming of Sudanese fleeing the war. I particularly saluted the Ethiopian people for their broad solidarity with those impacted by the Sudanese war.
The meeting discussed the political and humanitarian situation in Sudan in light of the current crisis. I renewed Sudan’s confidence in the IGAD heads of state mechanism during the meeting and discussed the mechanisms of activating and advancing it with His Excellency the Ethiopian Prime Minister, emphasizing that it is “acceptable to the Sudanese government and that it is ready to cooperate fully with the mechanism of the Presidents of South Sudan, Kenya and Djibouti, mandated by the IGAD Heads of State Summit”.