Ethiopia parliament okays cooperation deal with Sudan

Turkish Weekly
By Addis Getachew
December 2, 2014

The Ethiopian Parliament on Tuesday ratified a cooperation agreement with Sudan in the areas of crime prevention and prosecution.

The House of Peoples’ Representatives unanimously ratified the bill, which the Legal and Administrative Affairs Standing Committee described as a deal that would pave the way for enhanced relations between the two neighboring countries diplomatically and legally.

Under the deal, the two countries will be cooperating in the prevention of trans-boundary criminal activities such as contraband and human trafficking. The bill also aims to help prevent terrorist activities in both countries through exchanging intelligence.

The bill, the parliament said, will also help the two countries launch joint efforts to track down crime suspects and bring them to the court of law.

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