Ethiopia, Djibouti Agree to Scale up Military Cooperation

ADDIS ABABA – Chief of Staff of the National Defense Force of Ethiopia General Berhanu Jula met today with his Djiboutian counterpart General Zekaria to discuss ways to further strengthen cooperation between the defense forces of the two countries.

During the meeting, the two sides reiterated their government’s interest to replicate success stories of people-to-people engagements and exemplary economic ties between the two countries in the defense areas as well, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.



The two sides have called for creating more favorable platforms and mechanisms to share information and expertise as well as pursue joint training, the Ministry said.

The two officials, it said, have deliberated ways to scale up collaborations to make the Ethio-Djibouti corridor a peaceful zone and agreed to continue holding joint defense meetings annually.

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