Ethio-Kenya Boundary Committee Meeting Starts in Nairobi

ADDIS ABABA – The meeting of the Ethio-Kenya Joint Technical Boundary Committee (JTBC) would enhance the longstanding diplomatic relations founded on good neighborliness, said Meles Alem, Ethiopia’s Ambassador to Kenya.

The ambassador said this while making an opening remarks during the joint technical boundary Committee meeting, which started today in Nairobi today.

In his opening remarks, Ambassador Meles noted that the two sisterly countries enjoy excellent, multifaceted diplomatic relations founded on the principles of consistency, mutual respect, and cooperation.

According to him, the relations are defined by the highest political commitment of the  respective leaders and the close relations between the people, especially along their common borders.

The ambassador stressed that the deliberations of this historic meeting augment the longstanding diplomatic relations founded on good neighborliness, which has been and continues to be affirmed through the miscellaneous JBAC meetings.

The two-day long joint technical meeting will review the 2019 Mombasa Report (JTBC) on the inspection and maintenance work, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The two sides are expected to discuss security situation and sensitization along the border area, review the budget and work plan and finally deliberate on the experience from Kenya-Tanzania Border Inspection and Maintenance Work.

The boundary treaty between Ethiopia and Kenya was signed in 1970.