Addis Ababa, July 12/2021(ENA) The Authorities of Ethiopia ought to strengthen financial ties with South Sudan to facilitate power commerce between the 2 nations, Ethiopia’s Public Diplomacy and Economic system honorary Consul in South Sudan Aysheshim Teka urged.
South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir Mayardit awarded Aysheshim the South Sudanese honorary citizenship in 2019 for supporting nationwide cohesion, unity and growth within the nation throughout powerful instances.
The famend businessman, Aysheshim, who has been energetic in mobilizing folks for enormous sporting occasions, together with Nice Runs in South Sudan to assist peace and growth, was assigned as honorary consul of Ethiopia for public diplomacy and financial system since 2020 by the federal government.
He organized the Nice Run in Juba final June on permission from the president as a part of South Sudan’s 10-year Independence Day the place greater than 20,000 folks participated, together with high-level authorities officers and athletes to encourage peace and unity within the nation.
Aysheshim advised ENA that the people-to-people relationship between Ethiopia and South Sudan need to be remodeled into financial ties, by growing integrating street infrastructure, particularly to facilitate power commerce between the nations, together with petroleum, electrical energy and different commodities.
“Ethiopians and South Sudanese share over 1300Km border, they’re culturally linked by way of Anuak and Nuer ethnic teams residing in each side of the border, plus we drink from the identical Nile River,” he mentioned.
The successive governments of Ethiopia since Emperior Haileselassie I’ve been supporting South Sudan throughout their powerful instances and attributable to this assist the folks of South Sudan contemplate Ethiopia as their second house, Aysheshim recalled.
Nonetheless, the financial relation between Ethiopia and South Sudan is but unremarkable, in response to him.
He urged the governments of each nations to facilitate infrastructure growth and strengthen diplomatic relations.
“Most of all the connection between Ethiopia and South Sudan ought to be strengthened. The nations ought to be related with financial system and enhanced public diplomacy in addition to infrastructures like roads ought to be developed.”
Stressing the necessity to develop infrastructures connecting the nations, he mentioned “the Authorities of Ethiopia ought to push for the event of infrastructures, together with roads linking the nations, to strengthen financial tie with South Sudan, a rustic wealthy with pure assets, particularly petroleum.”
In accordance with him, the Ethiopian authorities has constructed many roads in Gambella area across the border with South Sudan.
“However, there may be lack of street on the South Sudan facet, thus, the Authorities of Ethiopia shouldn’t wait till they constructed the roads as a result of South Sudanese leaderships had been in battle and should face capability and technical limitations proper now. So the Ethiopian authorities ought to assist them so as to widen the connection for mutual profit.”
South Sudan is petroleum wealthy nation the place Ethiopia may import and Ethiopia also can export electrical energy after completion of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, he famous.
Calling on pertinent our bodies to debate on infrastructure growth to facilitate commerce trade and financial actions he mentioned “We must always speak with the South Sudanese authorities on petroleum and electrical energy commerce which wants street connectivity.”
The Authorities of Ethiopia ought to focus on with the South Sudanese authorities to develop linking roads to import petroleum and export commodities and electrical energy, Aysheshim really helpful, including that the majority commodities in South Sudan got here from Uganda.