Ethiopia, Djibouti Agree to Respond to Common Security Concerns together

ADDIS ABABA – Ethiopia and Djibouti have agreed to effectively respond to common security concerns, bolster border security preparedness as well as engender qualified police personnel.

Ethiopian Federal Police Commissioner, Demelash G/Michael and Director of Djiboutian National Police Force Col., Abdillahi Abdi, signed Memorandum of Understanding on Friday.

The signing of the MoU followed the meeting between Commissioner Demelash & Col. Abdillahi in Addis Ababa earlier this year.

During the signing ceremony, Commissioner Demelash expressed his confidence that the agreemnt will best serve the two brotherly countries to scale up joint endeavors in the field of security and policing.

In the face of ongoing challenges, he said there is no better time than now to sign the MoU.

Commending his Ethiopian counterpart for expediting the process in the shortest time possible, Col. Abdillahi on his part stressed the urgent need to translate the MoU into action.

The two sides have also agreed to hold consultations every six months between senior officials of the two respective sectors, according to Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

It also said the two sides will collaborate on the education and training of human power in the field of police peacekeeping and forensic science.