Nigeria and Ethiopia have signed a visa waiver agreement for diplomatic and official passport holders. The two countries have also signed a Memorandum of Understanding on co-operation in the field of defence.
The agreement was reached during President Muhammadu Buhari’s state visit to Ethiopia after the 33 AU Summit in that country. The visa waiver agreement is expected to ease travels by officials and contribute to further strengthening of bilateral relations.
The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Defence Co-operation is important to both countries in the coordination of efforts in the fight against terrorism and securing peace and stability in their sub-regions, as well as the continent of Africa.
The MoU will also enhance bilateral military cooperation in the areas of training and education, technical assistance, exchange of visits and defence technology transfer.
The two countries agreed to swiftly conclude negotiations on the revised Bilateral Air Services Agreement and the MoU on cultural co-operation.
The consummation of these two agreements will provide veritable platforms for deepening existing air transport services, tourism and cultural exchanges between the two countries.
President Buhari expressed gratitude to the Government and People of the Federal Republic of Ethiopia for the warm and generous hospitality extended to him and his delegation during the visit.