Ethiopia and Guinea sign strategic partnership agreement

Foreign Minister Dr. Workneh Gebeyehu said said he was satisfied with the general and bilateral relations between the Ethiopia and Guinea. Photo: Africa Connect Online

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA (ADV) – Ethiopia and the Republic of Guinea have signed their strategic partnership agreement, that includes cooperation on the establishment of a joint ministerial commission; agriculture; air services; health; science and higher education; and culture and tourism.

The strategic partnership agreement was signed by the Foreign Minister, Dr. Workneh Gebeyehu and Guinea Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mamadi Toure. It was witnessed by Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and Guinea President, Alpha Condé.

President Condé applauded Prime Minister Abiy for the reforms that were being undertaken in Ethiopia and acknowledged him for ending the stalemate with Eritrea.

The governments of Mauritius and Guinea have also met for their Joint Ministerial Commission meeting earlier today

Dr Workneh said he was satisfied with the general and bilateral relations between the two countries, in supporting each other’s agendas in multilateral venues.

“We need to explore mechanisms to evaluate and follow up the implementation of the existing agreements and Memorandum of Understanding (MeoUs) in different sectors between the two friendly countries,” he said.

The Minister further stressed the need to enhance people-to-people ties between the two countries.

“Ethiopia and the Republic of Guinea are committed to diversifying their bilateral trade, investment ties, as well as establishing cultural and tourism exchange programs,” added Dr Workneh.

Ethiopia and the Republic of Guinea have longstanding relations which dates back to 1960s. During the presidency of Sekou Toure, the Republic of Guinea supported Ethiopia on its effort to reconcile the Monrovia and Casablanca groups in the course of establishing the Organisation of African Unity (OAU).

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