Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed of Ethiopia, President Isaias Afwerki of Eritrea and President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed of Somalia, who met in Asmara yesterday, have signed agreement to cooperate in multiple frontiers.
“Tripartite Agreement between Eritrea, Ethiopia & Somalia provides for, inter alia, i) comprehensive cooperation to advance the goals of their peoples; ii) building of close political, economic, social, cultural & security ties; iii) coordination to promote regional peace & security,” Information Minister of Eritrea Yemane G. Meskel has twitted.
The Tripartite Agreement invokes “the close ties of geography, history, culture & religion, and vital common interests of the peoples” of the three countries and the desire to bolster these ties while respecting “each other’s independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity,” he twitted.
The three Governments have also “established a Joint High-Level Committee to coordinate their efforts in the framework of the Joint Declaration”; which is inspired by and that “reflects the aspirations of their peoples”, according to Mr. Yemane.
The Foreign Ministers of Eritrea, Ethiopia & Somalia are travelling to Djibouti today. The visit is the first initiative of the Joint High-Level Committee established by the three countries at the Tripartite Summit and the Joint Declaration on Comprehensive Cooperation signed thereof, according to Mr. Yemane.
The Ministry of Information of Eritrea stated that the Governments of the three countries in East Africa have reached the following agreement:
- The three countries shall foster comprehensive cooperation that advances the goals of their peoples.
- The three countries shall build close political, economic, social, cultural and security ties.
- The three countries shall work in coordination to promote regional peace and security.
- The three governments hereby establish a Joint High-Level Committee to coordinate their efforts in the framework of this Joint Declaration.