Ethiopian, Nigerian Agree to Cooperate on Defense 

ADDIS ABEBA – Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has held talks with Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari who is in an official visit to Ethiopia.

Officials said the discussion on Tuesday was focussed on bilateral and regional issues of mutual interest and witnessed the signing of a cooperation agreement in the field of defense.

The two nations also “agreed to cooperate closely on trade and investment potentials, tourism, energy and agriculture development as well as experience sharing on the return of stolen assets, which Nigeria has recently marked key milestones on”. said the PM office in a statement.

During their discussion, Prime Minister Abiy has shared with President Buhari key aspects of the reforms within the frame of exploring national potential, expediting productivity in identified potential areas and building prosperity in his country.

President Buhari noted the progress Ethiopia has been marking over the past two years and commended Abiy for the energy and speed of the reforms.

The two sides agreed to share lessons on similar experiences in common between the two countries, including ethnic and religious diversity, federalism and the youth dividend that can be harnessed for development.