Ethiopia pledges continued support to South Sudan's stability
Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn said Monday his country would give continued support for South Sudan's peace and stability.
Desalegn made the remarks while holding talks with South Sudan's Petroleum Minister Ezekiel Lol Gatkuoth on ways of ensuring peace and security in South Sudan in Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa.
He also urged the South Sudanese government to work towards a full restoration of peace and stability in the country and solve the nation's problems in a more inclusive manner, Ethiopia's state news agency reported.
Desalegn also stressed the need to install comprehensive public participation as a crucial impetus to build political solution to the ongoing crisis in the world's youngest nation.
Ethiopia and South Sudan have earlier this year signed eight agreements aimed at further strengthening ties of the two neighboring countries.
The agreements, signed as part of South Sudanese President Salva Kiir's official visit to Ethiopia, envisages partnerships in infrastructure, trade, energy and healthcare sectors.