Ethiopia, Djibouti Agree to Scale up Military Cooperation (June 10, 2021)

Earlier this morning, Chief of Staff of the National Defense Force of Ethiopia General Berhanu Jula met 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.

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

The two counterparts 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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