Ethiopia, South Sudan Review Implementation of Road Building Agreements
Nebil Mahdi, Ethiopia’s Ambassador to South Sudan, has met and discussed with Simon Mijok Mijak, Minister of Roads and Bridges of the Republic of South Sudan, focusing on implementing previously held agreements to interconnect the two Countries by road infrastructures.
During their talk, Ambassador Nebil reaffirmed Ethiopia’s commitment to materialize agreements pledged to build roads and cement the socio-economic linkages between the two countries, Ethiopia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced.
Highlighting the longstanding relationships between Ethiopia and South Sudan and the strong people-to-people ties, Simon Mijok Mijak noted the impact of poor road infrastructure interconnection in limiting options that the two countries could have gotten in trade and investment engagements.
Five routes were selected to connect the two countries considering the opportunities, the Minister recalled.
In connection with this, as per the priority given to the Gambella-Pagak-Faluji route, he added that the construction activities would be underway within a short period.