Ethiopia is eager to enhance collaboration with Pakistan in countering terrorism.

In Islamabad, the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia (FDRE) to the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, Jemal Beker Abdula, met with Caretaker Interior Minister Sarfraz Bugti at his office.

During the meeting, both parties engaged in discussions concerning mutual interests, focusing on bilateral, regional, and multilateral cooperation across various domains, such as security, counter-terrorism, and immigration.

Ambassador Jemal Beker Abdula briefed the minister on the structural similarities between the two nations and highlighted the shared challenges faced by Ethiopia and Pakistan. He stressed the importance of exchanging knowledge and experiences to combat terrorism, illicit trade, and smuggling, emphasizing the need for close collaboration between Ethiopia and Pakistan in these efforts.

The ambassador underscored Ethiopia’s counter-terrorism initiatives in the Horn of Africa aimed at ensuring regional peace and stability, expressing a desire for collaboration with Pakistan in this aspect.

Additionally, the ambassador provided an overview of Ethiopia’s economic progress under the leadership of Prime Minister H.E. Dr. Abiy Ahmed.

In response, the caretaker Interior Minister acknowledged Ethiopia’s economic advancements resulting from reforms implemented by its current leadership. He conveyed Pakistan’s significant regard for Africa, acknowledging Ethiopia’s pivotal role in linking Pakistan with the African continent.

The minister expressed Pakistan’s willingness to share its knowledge and experiences with Ethiopia, particularly in counter-terrorism efforts, and commended Ethiopia’s contributions to global peace and security, extending beyond the region.

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