Ethiopia and the Union of the Comoros on Tuesday signed an agreement to strengthen their diplomatic relations.
“An agreement was signed to improve diplomatic relations between the two countries,” the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) said in a statement.
The agreement was signed during Deputy Primer and Foreign Minister Demeke Mekonnen visit to Comoros today as part of his a four-country tour in East Africa.
In Moroni, Demeke met with Moroni President of Comoros Azali Assoumani to convey a message from prime minister Abiy Ahmed.
Demeke and President Assoumani also held a fruitful discussion on bilateral and continental issues,
Demeke also briefed Assoumaniwho is also the current chair of the African Union about the current status of Pretoria Peace Agreement, that ended the conflict in northern Ethiopia.
Hr said the peace deal, which was signed on the principle of “African solutions to African problems,” is being fully implemented, further highlighting its current status.
He said that issues pertaining to the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) should be resolved through the tripartite dialogue between Ethiopia, Sudan, and Egypt.
Demeke emphasized that President Azali, being the current Chairperson of the African Union, has a leading role in realizing the tripartite dialogue.
The President of the Union of the Comoros expressed his satisfaction with the peaceful situation in Ethiopia, read MoFA’s statement.
He indicated that bilateral cooperation between Ethiopia and Comoros can be strengthened in the fields of agriculture and fish development.
The president said that he will work to resume the tripartite negotiations regarding the GERD.
The two sides also called for the security situation in Sudan to be resolved through dialogue.