JERUSALEM – Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has held talks with his Ethiopian counterpart Abiy Ahmed after an official welcoming ceremony in the capital, Jerusalem
PM Abiy recounted the long-standing and historical relations between the two countries as the basis for strengthening further engagements through investments in agriculture, irrigation, ICT and other sectors.
Following their opening remarks, the two Prime Ministers presided over the signing of a five point joint declaration as follows:
1) The parties have agreed to further strengthen the bilateral economic cooperation between the two countries in accordance with the respective laws and regulations of the parties, and bilateral agreement signed between them.
2) The parties have agreed to further strengthen their cooperation to implement the agreements signed at various levels in the areas of agriculture, water, irrigation, health and science, and technology.
3) The parties will examine the possibilities of concluding an additional agreement(s) in other fields of cooperation, including cyber security, telecommunication, and space science and technology.
4) The parties will explore the establishment of additional mechanisms, as appropriate, to monitor the implication of agreements and provide solutions to problems that may arise in the implementation of these agreements.
5) The parties, within the limits of their available resources, will encourage review and follow up of the implementation of agreements between the two countries.