Addis Ababa, October 14/2022 (Walta) – The Ethiopian National Intelligence and Security Service (NISS) and the General Intelligence Service (GIS), have agreed to strengthen security cooperation in order to ensure peace and security.
According to a statement sent to Walta by the Ethiopian NISS, a Sudanese delegation led by the Director General of Sudanese General Intelligence Service, Lieutenant General Ahmed Ibrahim Mufadel, has paid a visit to NISS headquarter in Addis Ababa today.
The head of the two intelligence services have discussed the security situation of the two counties specifically and the Horn of Africa, in general.
During the meeting the Director General of Ethiopian NISS, Temesgen Tiruneh, underscore the fact that the people of the two countries share in terms of culture, language, religion and a long border.
“The relationships between the people of the two countries have been built on strong foundations,” stated Temesgen.
Temesgen said that NISS and GIS need to collaborate to reduce the effects of cross-border crimes and illegal trafficking of humans, money, and vehicle by strengthening security cooperation information exchange and capacity building.
According to the Director General of the Ethiopian NISS, Temesgen Tiruneh, an agreement has been reached between the two countries to expand the horizons of cooperation.
“The Ethiopian government firmly believes that Ethiopia will continue to be an integral strategic partner of Sudan,” he said.
The Director General of Sudanese GIS, Lieutenant General Ahmed Ibrahim Mufadel, said that his delegation visit to the head quarter of NISS has helped them to witness firsthand Ethiopia’s successful implementation of reform in the security sector.
The general reaffirmed his country’s readiness to strengthen its cooperation with Ethiopia.
“Ethiopia and Sudan have many common issues, the information exchange between the institutions will be vital to eliminate common security threats”, he said.
“The discussion also focused on ways to prevent illegal activities including illegal arms trafficking in the border between Ethiopia and Sudan,” he adds.
The agreement between NISS and GIS cleared the way for further cooperation and partnership between the countries by setting up permanent joint platforms of consultation.
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