Ethiopia and South Sudan

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Ethiopia is one of the neighboring countries of South Sudan.

South Sudan, Ethiopia and Kenya are involved in the Lamu-Southern Sudan-Ethiopia Transport Corridor Project to build a transport corridor aimed to link the three countries.

In February 2012, South Sudan has signed a MoU with Ethiopia for construction of a pipeline through Ethiopia to the port of Djibouti.

July 17, 2011: South Sudan dismissed reports that said that it has built a new residence for the exiled former Ethiopian president, Mengistu Hailemariam.

  • The Government of Mengistu has earlier supported South Sudan rebels and now ruling party the SPLM during the civil war
  • Government of South Sudan (GOSS) Liaison office in Addis Ababa said it was outraged by the 'unfounded' reports.
  • 'This is a big lie. I was shocked when translation of the Amharic report was read out to me. It is a baseless allegation against our government .. Our government has no communication with Mengistu. We haven’t built a house for Mengistu and will never build' David Dang Kong, deputy head of mission in South Sudan mission
  • The GOSS Liaison office in Addis Ababa is likely to be converted into an Embassy.

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