Nigeria, Ethiopia rekindle bilateral ties | Touch Latest Local,World,Tech,Entertainment,Health,Sport News
24 February 2018 00:00:00 AM Breaking News

• NIGERIA

Nigeria, Ethiopia rekindle bilateral ties

Nigeria and Ethiopia have rekindled their bilateral ties and have resolved to further work toward ensuring mutual progress and prosperity for both countries.

Nigeria’s Foreign Minister, Geoffrey Onyeama, disclosed this to newsmen at the end of a bilateral meeting with his Ethiopian counterpart, Dr Workneh Gebe.

He spoke on the sidelines of the 31st Ordinary Session of the Executive Council of the 29th AU Summit in Addis Asaba.

The minister said there was need for the two countries to continue to support each other and share experience on managing ethnic diversity.

Onyeama said areas of discourse between the two countries included cooperation in defence, politics, economy as well as consular and multilateral matters.

The minister solicited the support and cooperation of Ethiopia as Nigeria assumed the position of the Chairman of the AU Peace and Security Council on Saturday.

Nigeria and Ethiopia have long-standing relations even before Nigeria became independent in October, 1960.

Ethiopia opened its embassy in Lagos in 1961 and both countries have common interests in the consolidation of their bilateral relations.

The two most populous countries in Africa with a combined population of well over 200 million are multi-ethnic and multi-religious.

Nigeria and Ethiopia signed an agreement in June 2000 to provide teachers for various universities and high schools in Ethiopia.

Since then, Ethiopia had been the leading beneficiary of Nigeria’s Technical Aid Corps teachers, an excellent example of South/South relations.

Recommended

Loading...

Related Posts

Reverse Ndumes Suspension Emir Appeals to Senators

The Emir of Shani in Borno State, Alhaji Mohammed Sanusi Mailafiya, has appeal

Read More

Cloudy, sunny, hazy weather to prevail on Monday – NiMet

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has predicted partly cloudy condition

Read More

International drug ring crackdown, nine nabbed including two Nigerians

KUALA LUMPUR: Police have seized more than RM5mil worth of drugs, including liqu

Read More

Nigeria’s ‘lost’ generation: Our children no longer know history

the June 12, 1993 Election, despite having taken place over two decades ago, sti

Read More

Mercy Aigbe’s husband, Lanre Gentry, remanded in Kirikiri prison

Lanre Gentry, the estranged husband of top Nollywood actress, Mercy Aigbe, has b

Read More

Nigeria to raise $3.5bn from foreign loans, eurobonds

Nigeria plans to raise $3.5 billion in foreign loans from the World Bank and int

Read More

Full Text of Gov Obiano's Speech at the Flag-off of Anambra International Airport City Project

Anambra is on the Rise!An Address presented by the Governor of Anambra State, Hi

Read More

We always remember to check the expiration date of milk, and we know how long we should keep our beauty products.

The Plateau State Governor, Simon Bako Lalong, has exposed how his predecessor,

Read More

Post-Otodo Gbame: Nigeria desperately needs cheaper housing solutions

Everything wrong with Lagos state government’s recent clearance of the ri

Read More

Solid waste reform will boost Lagos economy

Lagos State commissioner for the environment, Babatunde Adejare, says the ongoin

Read More

Also Read

Man sells six-year-old girl for N200,000

A suspected child thief, Chibueze Nwaozuzu, has been arrested by the Imo State P

Read More

Controversy over Osinbajo's title a mere distraction - Lai Mohammed

Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed has said that the controversy

Read More

Barcelona could recover from Wednesday’s Champions League defeat in time for Sunday’s La Liga Clasico against Real Madrid.

Gerard Pique remained confident that Barcelona could recover from Wednesdayâ€

Read More

5 Strategies for Coping With Lupus-Associated Brain Fog

Monday morning finds many of us feeling foggy, but 20 percent to 50 p

Read More

Google is making 360-degree cameras Street View-ready

It can be a pain to upload your own Street View photos even if you hav

Read More

Health news — April 12, 2017

Discovery Memory Care, 408 W. Washington St., Sequim, will hosts a bi-monthly su

Read More

Nigeria to invest $8.3m in MSMES annually

Nigerian government has planned a yearly savings of N2.6bn ($8.3 million) for Mi

Read More

Adeleke’s death shocking, sad – Gov Ajimobi

Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State has described the death of the first civili

Read More

No nation can exist without adequate security – Abdulsalami

Ex-military Head of State, Gen. Abdulsalami Abubakar (rtd) has reminded Nigerian

Read More

Edo Govt Bans Use Of School Premises, Roads For Social Events

The Edo State Government on Wednesday, August 2 announced the immediate ban on

Read More

CONNECT ON FB

CATEGORIES

  • NIGERIA
    360
  • WORLD
    232
  • TECHNOLOGY
    167
  • HEALTH
    69
  • SPORT
    203
  • BUSINESS
    65
  • ENTERTAINMENT
    136
  • POLITICS
    45
  • GENERAL
    251
  • EDUCATION
    32
  • RELIGION
    19
  • LIFESTYLE
    32
  • FASHION
    12
  • CULTURE
    2
  • MEDIA
    15
  • CRIME
    26
  • RELATIONSHIP
    3
  • OPINION
    1
  • ASIA
    10
  • INSURANCE
    7
  • FSS SOCIAL FEEDS
    11