The Ethiopian Herald (Addis Ababa)
The visit of the high level delegation led by Prime Minister Meles Zenawi to the Sudan is very significant as Ethiopia shares a very long border with it, the Khartoum Monitor said on 16 December.
Both countries can offer a lot to each other. The Blue Nile, which flows from Ethiopia, provides Sudan with water for irrigation and power generation.
The two countries have the largest number of livestock in Africa and through coordination, livestock disease control, research and designing a joint marketing strategy, they can become the major suppliers to Africa and the Middle East, the report by Alfred Taban said.
Sudan has a number of sea ports, which Ethiopia can make use of. Both countries are very large and require many road and rail networks to convey their imports and exports to and from ports, the report said.