Kenya and Ethiopia have agreed to work together to promote peace and security in the Horn of Africa, the Ethiopian government said in a press release Tuesday (November 20th).
The agreement was announced during the technical meeting of the 34th Kenya-Ethiopia Joint Ministerial Commission held in Nairobi. During the two-day meeting, participants discussed strengthening bilateral ties in politics, socio-economics, security and foreign affairs.
"Kenya and Ethiopia have agreed to accelerate efforts aimed at searching for peace and stability in the Horn of Africa, including consolidation of the gains in Somalia," said Kenyan Ministry of Foreign Affairs Permanent Secretary Thuita Mwangi.
Wondimu Asaminew, director general of the African Directorate of Ethiopia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, said Ethiopia attaches great importance to its relations with Kenya.
"A second meeting of senior officials in less than six months underlines the paramount importance of our bilateral co-operation," he said, adding that both nations "are committed to enhancing co-operation on major regional and international issues of interest".
Asaminew said the two countries would work together to promote peace and stability on the continent and strengthen the institutions of the African Union and its development programme, the New Partnership for Africa's Development.