Ethiopia and Sudan Set to Launch Joint Military Operation

hough its relation with Eritrea seems outstanding from the cover, Sudan, along with Yemen, are the unwitting partners of the “axis of belligerence” aka Sana’a Forum that was originally designed to promote the Ethiopian agenda of destabilizing Eritrea.
WATCH OUT FOR SUDAN. Though its relation with Eritrea seems outstanding from the cover, Sudan, along with Yemen, are the unwitting partners of the “axis of belligerence” aka Sana’a Forum that was originally designed to promote the Ethiopian agenda of destabilizing Eritrea. You want proof? Sana’a Forum funds all Eritrea Opponents related Conferences and expenses in Ethiopia and Sudan never missed one from attending; Sudan always support IGAD’s stance on Eritrea as all of its communiques and resolutions on Eritrea passed with no objection from Sudan; Sudan voted (not even abstained) in recent AU, UN and UNHRC resolutions against Eritrea. The only time it favors Eritrea was on resolution 1907 and that was only a payback for PIA’s unwavering stance on Al-Bashir’s indictment to the ICC. Remember also, Ethiopia’s surprise attack on Badme during the third offensive in 2000 comes through Sudanese territory.

By Sudan Tribune,

ETHIOPIA’s ministry of defence announced on Wednesday that it had reached an agreement with its Sudanese counterpart to establish a joint military force which would operate under the same command.

The military agreement was reached on Tuesday during the 11th Ethiopia-Sudan joint defence ministerial meeting held in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa. 

Ethiopia’s defence minister, Siraj Fegessa, told reporters that the joint force will be operational by the end of September.

Forces will be deployed on eight fronts along the two countries’ common border with the aim of ensuring border security, boosting economic cooperation and allowing the two countries to carry out joint development activities.

Sudanese defence minister Abdul-Rahim Mohamed Hussein said that the formation of the joint force would further reinforce the existing security cooperation between the two countries.

Lt. Gen. Emad Al Din Mustafa, the chairman for the Sudanese side on the expert committee, said that Tuesday’s agreement was based on a memorandum of understanding previously signed between the two neighbours.

“The most important outcome of Tuesday’s talks is the conclusion of an action plan for the Ethiopia-Sudan joint forces” he said.

Ethiopia and Sudan share a long and porous borderline, which stretches around 800 kilometres.

It’s hoped the military agreement will help both countries to safeguard their common borders and defend themselves from any external aggression or other cross-border attacks.