15 March 2018

Djibouti: The 24th Ethio-Djibouti Border Consultative Meeting Concluded

Semera March 15/2018 Ethio-Djibouti bilateral relations have helped to promote mutual benefit based on people to people relations as a tool for upholding mutual benefit for both countries.

The 24th Regular Consultative Meeting of border administrators and commissioners of the two countries, which was held in Semera concluded yesterday by deliberating on various agenda and charting out future joint activities.

In his closing remarks at the end of the meeting, Ambassador Mohammed Dirir, Director-General for Neighboring countries and IGAD Affairs said that the joint consultative meeting of the border administrators and commissioners of the two countries had helped to sustain the friendship and sprit of brotherhood that transcended for ages between the two countries.

He added that the regular consultative meetings have been instrumental in promoting people to people relations and to reduce any external vulnerability in sustained manner.

Ambassador Mohammed said such meetings have helped to effectively curb the plots that are periodically hatched by anti-peace forces.

He further noted that one of the focuses of the diplomatic and economic relations is to ensure mutual benefits of the people of both countries residing around their borders.

Suleiman Omer Abdulkadir, head of the Djiboutian delegation to the meeting said that the three days meeting has laid a solid ground towards resolving the two countries common problems, which in turn sustains mutual benefit and ensure peace across the border.

He stated that the delegates have agreed to promote trade, to combat illegal human trafficking and contrabands within the borders of the two countries.

Head of the delegation from Djibouti further noted that his government determines to conduct monitoring and evaluation on the practical implementation of the common tasks to be accomplished.

National Security and Information Services Public Relations Director, Seleshi Demisew said the infrastructural facilities that are built and under construction are being utilized for the mutual development both countries.

He also pointed out that the meeting has discussed on ways of addressing the shortfall on promoting tourist flow among the people of the two brotherly countries.

According to him, introducing new system to enhance trade, provision of services including health, education, and water development were among the many things agreed by both participants.

The 25th Regular Meeting of Ethio-Djibouti Border Administrators will take place next year in Djibouti.

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