Ethiopia, Namibia Agree to Step up Defense ties

ADDIS ABABA – Ethiopia and Namibia signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to enhance bilateral defense cooperation.

Defense Minister Abreham Belay, and Namibia’s Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Nandi-Ndaitwah Netumbo signed the MoU today.

The two African countries reached an agreement to broaden their historic ties when their foreign ministers met in July, 2022.

Defense Minister Abraham said the MoU aims at enhancing the existing defense and security relations of the two countries.

As per the MoU, Namibia and Ethiopia will join hands in security information exchange and other issues.

It would enable them to jointly conduct capacity building training activities in the military including in the Air Force, Navy and other sectors.

The agreement would be key to cement their bilateral relations, the Namibian Minister said after signing the MoU in Addis Ababa.