Published On: Sun, Feb 23rd, 2020

Ethiopia considers strengthening Military Cooperation with Saudi Arabia, After UAE and Qatar

Riyadh(ANN)-Ethiopia and Saudi Arabia discussed aspects of cooperation, especially in the defense field, and the importance of strengthening security and military cooperation.

This came during a meeting between the Chairman of the Saudi General Staff, First Lieutenant General Fayyad bin Hamid al-Ruwaili, and his Ethiopian counterpart, General Adam Mohamed, and his accompanying delegation, in Riyadh, on Thursday, in the presence of a number of senior officers of the Ministry of Defense from both sides.

Ethiopia considers strengthening Military Cooperation with Saudi Arabia, After UAE and Qatar, Riyadh 20 February 2020.
Ethiopia considers strengthening Military Cooperation with Saudi Arabia, After UAE and Qatar, Riyadh 20 February 2020.

During the two days visit the delegation has the two sides have discussed “major military and security cooperation”, according to the Ethiopian Government news agency, ENA report. Saudi Arabia Chief of Staff, General Fayyad Al-Ruwaili, and General Adam Mohammed of Ethiopia have talked about about defense issues and agree to exchange best experiences.

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During the meeting, they reviewed the latest developments in the region and the joint efforts made towards it to serve international peace and security. according by Sputnik, the Russian government-owned news agency.

Last month, the Ethiopian Chief of Staff discussed with his Qatari counterpart, Ghanem bin Shaheen Al-Ghanem, military relations between the two countries, during a meeting brought together in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa.

The two parties discussed “bilateral military relations between the two sides and discussed a number of issues of common concern” by Sputnik News Arabic, the Russian government-owned news agency.

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In November of last year, the Minister of State for Defense Affairs of the UAE, together with his Ethiopian counterpart, signed a memorandum of understanding to enhance mutual cooperation in the defense and military field.

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The memorandum aims to enhance the existing friendship between the two countries and their peoples, and to develop and strengthen bilateral relations in the common defense and military field. According to the news agency added.

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