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 the11th 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. […]