Gen. Al-Burhan and PM Abiy, promise to Calm Tensions and peacefully resolve outstanding disputes,

Bloomberg -Mohammed Alamin- Ethiopia’s prime minister and Sudan’s military leader pledged to peacefully resolve all outstanding disputes, about a week after clashes on their contested border stoked fears of all-out war.

“Our common bonds surpass any divisions,” Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said on Twitter on Tuesday after meeting Abdel Fattah al-Burhan on the sidelines of a regional summit in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi. “We both made a commitment for dialogue & peaceful resolution to outstanding issues.”

Tensions soared between the Horn of Africa’s two most populous countries in late June, with their forces exchanging fire at the disputed territory of al-Fashqa after Sudanese soldiers were reported killed. Ethiopia and Sudan are also at odds over Ethiopia’s unilateral plans to fill and operate a giant dam it has built on a Nile River tributary.

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