Ethiopia, Nigeria sign bilateral agreement

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Addis Ababa, 26 June 2014 (WIC) - Nigerian and Ethiopian authorities have agreed to deepen relationship in the area of trade and investment, tourism and agriculture.

Addressing a joint press conference on Wednesday at the forecourt of the President Villa in Abuja on Wednesday, Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn and Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan also agreed to collaborate in the fight against terrorism.

The agreement was reached after a meeting the two leaders held following the two day working visit to Nigeria by the Ethiopian Prime Minister.
The two leaders commended the high level of visits among them and resolved to maintain this in order to promote and deepen mutual understanding and cooperation.

The two leaders also talked about the insurgency and insecurity currently plaguing African countries and sought ways to resolve the problem and promote international peace and security.

The two African leaders condemned the lingering crisis in Somalia, South Sudan, Mali and the Central African Republic and resolved to remain committed to the efforts to find lasting solutions to them.

The Ethiopian leader has since left for his country. (