Ethiopia, Kenya Sign MoUs that Strengthen Partnership & Chart New Course for Enhanced Cooperation

Addis Ababa: Ethiopia and Kenya have inked Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) that solidify their longstanding partnership and chart a new course for enhanced cooperation across crucial sectors.

In a ceremony marking a renewed commitment, the two sides signed memoranda at the conclusion of the 36th Meeting of the Ethiopia-Kenya Joint Ministerial Commission today.

The MoUs encompass three key pillars: Foreign affairs and security, economy, trade, and social affairs.

Foreign Minister Taye Atske Sellasie highlighted on the occasion the need for a united front against threats, emphasizing the importance of addressing common challenges such as terrorism, violent extremism, human trafficking, unemployment, climate change, and pandemics through joint efforts and cooperation.

Taye also called for collaboration in regional and multilateral forums on international financial reform.

Kenya Cabinet Secretary for Foreign Affairs and Diaspora Affairs, Musalia Mudavadi, on his part expressed commitment to expanding Ken
ya-Ethiopia relations in various areas and emphasized the importance of ongoing consultations, supporting each other’s candidature, and building special status relations with Ethiopia.

He also expressed a firm commitment to expanding the scope and depth of Kenya-Ethiopia relations.

The 36th Ethiopia-Kenya Joint Ministerial Commission has expressed satisfaction with the excellent relationship between the two countries and reviewed the status of bilateral relations.

Both countries acknowledged the need for coordination in addressing regional challenges and reaffirmed their commitment to peace, development, and prosperity in the region.

The signing of the MOUs in various areas is expected to pave the way for increased cooperation, mutual understanding, and shared progress between Ethiopia and Kenya.

It is also anticipated to foster good-neighboring relations and set the stage for further collaboration

Source: Ethiopian News Agency