ADDIS ABABA – Ethiopia and Nigeria have signed Memorandums of Understandings (MoUs) on cooperation in culture, as well as science technology and innovation at the end of their third Ministerial Committee meeting on Tuesday.
The agreements were signed between African Affairs Director-General at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Fisseha Shawel, and Nigeria’s African Bilateral Affairs Director at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Umar Salisu.
Nigeria’s Ambassador to Ethiopia, Victor Adeleke said the agreements would scale up relations in health, tourism, science and technology, Media Management, Communication and information exchange sectors, including strengthening pan-African values and relations between Ethiopian and Nigerian Airlines.
The agreements signed between Ethiopia and Nigeria are said to provide opportunities for turning their immense potential into concrete benefits.
A technical committee drawn from embassies and foreign affairs ministries of both countries will be established to regularly oversee the effective implementation of the agreements signed between the two countries, officials said.
The fourth Ethiopia-Nigeria joint Ministerial Commission will be held in Abuja in 2024. The two countries conducted their first and second joint Ministerial Commission meetings in Addis Ababa, and Abuja in 2006 and 2017, respectively.