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Ethiopia, Sudan, and Egypt affirm their Unity and Solidarity after Tripartite Summit in Addis Ababa

A tripartite summit between Ethiopia, Sudan, and Egypt on a Heads of States level convened today (January 29, 2018) on the sideline of the 30th summit of the African Union (AU) at Sheraton Hotels, Addis Ababa.

Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn, Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir and Egypt President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi, met and discussed on issues of mutual intetest. 

During their  deliberations, the three leaders noting the fraternal relations and cooperation among the three countries, assured their unity and solidarity. With this spirit they have also underscored that "at all levels the three countries should work as one, not as three". They have also reaffirmed the Agreement on Declaration of Principles (DOP) as important millstone for their engagements regarding the GERD. 

To further strengthen the three countries' infrastructural demands in the region, the countries agreed to set and equally contribute for an infrastructural fund.

The leaders further agreed to meet once a year to enhance their tripartite relations and cooperation. 

Furthermore, the leaders have agreed to establish a committee and discuss issues pertaining to the GERD in one-month time. They have also agreed to demonstrate this same unity at the level of technical expertise and other stakeholders.