ETHIOPIA, PUNTLAND TO STRENGTHEN REGIONAL SECURITY, INFRASTRUCTURAL COOPERATION

Scholarship opportunities granted by Ethiopia to Puntland officials and security force members would be sustained in an organized manner. The Puntland State of Somalia expressed its readiness to further strengthen bilateral ties with Ethiopia creating a conducive environment in various areas such as regional security, border sharing, trade as well as investment.Ethiopian Foreign Minister Tedros Adahnom with Abdiwali of Puntland region of Somalia

During discussion with Foreign Minister Dr. Tedros Adahnom here yesterday, State President Dr. Abdiweli Mohamed Ali Gas said that it is a great opportunity to strengthen ties with Ethiopia on trade, investment and regional security to fight Al-Shabaab and other fundamentalist groups in the region.

 The two officials as well discussed to sustain relations to work on migration issues and common benefits as Puntland is endowed with resources such as minerals, oil, gas, fish, livestock, among others.

According to Ministry Spokesperson Tewolde Mulugeta, Dr. Tedros has also assured the President that the scholarship opportunities granted by Ethiopia to Puntland officials and security force members would be sustained in an organized manner.

Source: Ethiopian Herald

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