August 15, 2019
Foreign Minister Gedu Andargachew led a delegation to Uganda and met with President Yoweri Museveni on Thursday, reported stated affiliated media FBC.
Defense Minister, Lemma Megersa, and Water and Energy Minister, Seleshi Bekele, are in the team that Gedu led to Uganda.
The third Ethio-Uganda Ministerial joint-meeting is opening on Friday.
During the meeting with Gedu Andargachew and other members of the delegation, President Museveni remarked that there is a need to work hard on ways of further strengthening the relationship between Uganda and Ethiopia.
He also said that the third ministerial joint-commission of the two countries demonstrates the determination of the two countries to work towards a stronger relationship between the two countries.
Gedu on his part recalled that the two countries are members of IGAD and are working together closely to ensure regional security. He also remarked that the work that the two countries undertake collaboratively is fruitful and worth mentioning.
As well, Gedu stated that there is a great opportunity for the two countries in the areas of political, defense and security, economic and social areas and the meetings of experts in the areas was a success.
Nile water issue was another important area that Gedu talked about. He said that Uganda is a signatory of the Cooperative FrameWork Agreement (CRA) of the Nile Basin countries and the decision of the council of ministers to approve the agreement demonstrated Uganda’s determination for fair use of the Nile water for which he expressed his gratitude.
When the joint ministerial commission meeting opens on Friday, members of the commission are expected to discuss matters in political, defense and security, economic and social affairs, will be signing documents and memorandum of understandings.
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