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The Ethiopian Federal Police Commissioner, General Demelash Gebre-Michael signed the agreement with his Somali counterpart, Major General Abdi Hassan Mohammad.
During the next few days, the delegation is expected to meet with Defense Minister Abraham Belay on bilateral issues of mutual concern.
The NISA Director will discuss the strengthening of relations, the exchange of information on Terrorism, and the fight against Al-Shabaab with Temesgen Tiruneh who invited him to Addis Ababa.
He also said that they have reached an agreement with Ethiopia, which is a key partner to Somalia, to collaborate in the fight against the threat of terrorism that is spreading in East Africa.
The PM went to Ethiopia for the attendance of Tana Forum 2022 on Africa's security and resilience in Bahir Dar, the capital of the Amhara region, north of the country.
Somalia's president Hassan Sheikh visited Addis Ababa last week and signed a deal on security and trade cooperation with Abiy Ahmed. Ethiopia has military and political influence in the country.
The leaders called on the UNSC to lift the arms embargo “to ensure that Somalia is sufficiently equipped to effectively address the security threat posed by the Al Shabab and other terrorist groups.”
He affirmed Ethiopia’s readiness to work at various levels with the new Somali government “with particular emphasis on economic growth,” according to a statement from Abiy’s office.
As KON reported early, the president will mend ties with the nighbouring country which has a heavy military presence and influence in Somalia.
The trip which is part of the Mohamud Horn of Africa regional tour was planned last month but delayed over undisclosed reasons. In the past, the president visited Eritrea, Kenya, and Djibouti.
The program’s content does not represent the policy of the Ethiopian government and is inconsistent with the relations between the two nations.”
This situation shows a terrorist cordon in the midst of a highly troubled environment that witnesses security turmoil, instability, civil wars and armed tribal conflicts.