US Embassy in Addis Ababa

U.S., Ethiopia Agree to Exchange Terrorist Screening Information

ADDIS ABEBA – The United States and Ethiopia signed a Memorandum of Understanding on the Exchange of Terrorist Screening Information, US embassy in Addis Abeba said on Tuesday.

The agreement was signed between United States Assistant Director for the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Charles H. Kable, and Director General of the Ethiopian National Intelligence and Security Services (ENISS), Demelash Gebremichael.

The agreement establishes procedures for access to and exchange of information in order to strengthen the ability of both nations to protect against acts of terrorism, said the US embassy in a statement on Tuesday.

It demonstrates the commitment of both governments to strengthen bilateral cooperation to prevent and address terrorism and advance the security of both countries, it added.

Meanwhile, the two nations have also signed another agreement on law enforcement and the administration of criminal justice.

The agreement was signed on Monday by Muferiat Kamil, Ethiopia’ Minister of Peace and Michael Raynor Ambassador of the United States to Ethiopia.

According to the Ministry of Peace, the agreement is aimed at improving the justice sector in Ethiopia through building capacity of law enforcement organs.