(EBC; March19, 2016) – Ethiopia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have expressed their strong desire to work together to ensure peace and stability in the Horn of Africa and the Middle East regions.
Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalgen received on Saturday high level military officials from the UAE who came to share views on regional peace and stability.
The meeting was an extension of the dialogue the Ethiopian side headed by Prime Minister Hailemariam held with UAE’s high level government officials last November in Abu Dhabi, it was indicated.
During the discussion, the two sides exchanged views on ways of pacifying the Horn of Africa region and Somalia in particular and coordinating efforts of restoring peace and stability in Yemen.
Ethiopia expressed its commitment to ensure stability in the Horn and urged UAE to extend its support in this regard.
The two sides also discussed ways of collaborating in the fight against terrorism during which the UAE delegates appreciated Ethiopia’s success over Al-Shabab militants and affirmed their country’s support for cause.
Combating the advance of IS in Yemen and East Africa was also among the issues the two sides agreed on, it was learnt.