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Defense Ministries of Ethiopia, Uganda ink MoU

Addis Ababa, February 27, 2024 (FBC) – The Ministry of Defense of the Federal Democratic of Ethiopia and its Ugandan counterpart, the Ministry of Defence and Veteran Affairs (MODVA), signed a memorandum of understanding to strengthen their cooperation.

Ugandan delegation consisting of Defense Minister, Vincent Bamulangaki Ssempijja, and the Chief of Defense Forces, General Wilson Mbasu Mbadi, arrived in Addis Ababa for an official visit.

Upon arrival in the Ethiopian capital, the Ugandan delegation was welcomed by Ethiopia’s Minister of Defense, Abraham Belay, alongside the Deputy Chief of Staff of the Ethiopian National Defense Forces (ENDF), General Abebaw Taddese, and various dignitaries from the Ministry.

Subsequently, the defense ministers of the two countries signed a bilateral memorandum of understanding while the respective chiefs of staff also signed a document containing a detailed plan to implement the memorandum of understanding.

On the occasion, Abraham Belay stated that the agreement will further strengthen the relations between the two countries. He underscored that they have signed to work together on information exchange, military capacity building, regional and related issues.

For his part, the Chief of Staff of ENDF, Field Marshal General Birhanu Jula, pledged diligent efforts to execute the detailed military agreements reached with his Ugandan counterpart, General Wilson Mbasu Mbadi.

Ugandan Defense Minister Vincent Bamulangaki Ssempijja conveyed gratitude to his Ethiopian counterpart for the gracious reception, further expressing a commitment from his ministry to the diligent implementation of the agreement.

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