The Ethiopian Petroleum Supplier Enterprise (EPSE) this week announced that it has scrapped all the existing contracts it entered with the Khartoum government over the importation of fuel.
The spokesperson for EPSE, Alemayehu Tsegaye, confirmed to Sudan Tribune that the deal to import 1,091,823 metric tonnes of oil annually worth USD 1 Billion is now rendered null and void. However, he declines to disclose the reason behind the decision.
Ethiopia used to import up to 85% of its annual oil consumption from neighbouring Sudan via Djibouti.
Meanwhile, the First Vice President of the Republic of Sudan, Ali Osman Mohamed Taha, has affirmed the importance of boosting the relations between Sudan and Eritrea as they are sharing common features.
Taha said, when he addressed mass rally of Talkuk Locality’s citizens at Kassala State last week, that the good positive relations between Sudan and Eritrea is a guarantee for stability and development to the peoples of both countries, praising the efforts of President Al Bashir and President Isaias Afwerki in boosting the relations between the two countries.
Taha greeted the Eritrean visiting delegation to share with the people of Kassala State their celebrations of development and service projects, stressing that their participation reflects deepness of the eternal relations between the two peoples.