Ethiopia, Mozambique Sign Comprehensive Cooperation Agreement in Maputo

Ethiopia and Mozambique have signed a comprehensive cooperation agreement in Maputo to cooperate in various sectors, FBC reports.

The two countries agreed to work together in civil aviation, agriculture, livestock and natural resource development, military training, science and technology, transport and communication, culture and tourism as well as other sectors. The establishment of a Joint Ministerial Commission (JMC) is also part of the agreement.

Ahead of the agreement signing ceremony, Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn and President of Mozambique, Filipe Nyusi held bilateral talks.

The two leaders discussed on how to boost trade and investment between the two countries and on cooperation at a continental level, said Ambassador Taye Atske-selassie, Foreign Affairs State Minister, who attended the meeting.

Hailemariam also extended his gratitude to Mozambique and the African Union for supporting Ethiopia to be elected with highest number of votes (185 out of 190 votes) to the United Nations Security Council.

The votes gave additional responsibility for Ethiopia to energize its efforts on African agenda, he said.

President of Mozambique Filipe Nyusi, on his part, commended Ethiopia’s role in maintaining peace at continental and global levels.

Ethiopia’s election as non-permanent member of the United Nation Security Council (UNSC) is a good opportunity for Africans, he said.

Prime Minister Hailemariam arrived in Maputo, Mozambique for a three-day state visit on Wednesday.

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