Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed welcomed Sudanese President Omar Al-Bashir and Djibouti President Ismaïl Omar Guelleh in Jimma, Ethiopia. The two presidents are expected to attend the inaugural ceremony of Jimma Industrial Park and Jimma University Medical Facility constructed at a cost of 1.2 Billion Birr. The medical facility has 800 beds and is expected to serve 20 million people.
The arrival of the two presidents will be the first official state visit following PM Abiy Ahmed appointment. Contrary to that PM Abiy first official visit outside Ethiopia were Djibouti and Sudan.
In the past few months, several articles were written focusing on fast-moving geopolitical lineup among countries. According to Forbes
Despite Djibouti and Sudan alliance with Qatar block, the leaders will be inaugurating an industrial park financed by UAE.