Ethiopia, South Sudan Look to Materialize Road Infrastructure Agreements
South Sudan and Ethiopia are looking to improve interconnectivity and economic ties by building road infrastructure connecting the two east African countries.
To that end, H.E. Nebil Mahdi, Ethiopia’s Ambassador to South Sudan, met with H.E. Simon Mijok Mijak, South Sudan’s Minister of Roads and Bridges, to discuss the implementation of previously signed road infrastructure agreements.
During the meetings, Ambassador Mahdi reaffirmed Ethiopia’s commitment to carrying out the road development plans, citing transportation corridors like these as a critical instrument for increasing commerce and developing strong socioeconomic linkages between Ethiopia and South Sudan.
Five routes were chosen to connect the two nations based on the potential they bring. Priority has been given to the Gambella-Pagak-Faluji line, with work likely to begin soon.