Ethiopia and Somaliland Sign Trade and Infrastructure Agreement


• Joint Technical Committee Nominated for the Accomplishment and Ascertaining of Provisions of the Signed Agreement.

Ethio Sl friendshipo

By: Mahmoud Qodah
HARGEISA (Somaliandsun) – Somaliland and Ethiopian governments have signed trade and infrastructure agreement after a high level Ministerial delegation from Ethiopia led by the Minister for Finance arrived in the country on Thursday. The ministerial delegation accompanied by a number of Somaliland ministers including; Ministers for Foreign Affairs, Finance, Presidency, Trade and International Investment have jointly paid visit to areas including; the Port, Oil Storage Tanks and the Airport of Berbera city and the road between Wajaale and Jigjiga.
Somaliland Foreign Minister and International Cooperation Mr. Mohamed Younis Bihi who signed this bilateral agreement for Somaliland explaining the aim of this bilateral agreement between Somaliland and Ethiopia to the media has noted, “We have agreed to cooperate together and in the issues pertaining the construction project of the Berbera Corridor –the road between Berbera and the border town Tog-wajaale. We have also discussed how Ethiopia will implement electricity project aiming at expanding its low-priced hydro-electricity to Somaliland regions.”
“We have also discussed on how Ethiopia will partake in using and developing Berbera Port and use its business and trade activities through Berbera Port. We both discussed on issues related to the security, trade and the investment.”
Somaliland Foreign Minister and International Cooperation added that the parties have nominated a joint technical committee which will commence their operation on 8th December.
Minister for Finance of Ethiopia Mr. Ahmed Sufyan who signed this agreement for his side stated that this bilateral agreement will enhance the economy of the 2 countries Somaliland and Ethiopia and that the appointed technical committee will make sure the accomplishment and the realization of the provisions of the signed agreement.
The leader of the Ethiopian delegation has also told that the Somaliland and Ethiopia have long and historical relation.
Mahmoud Qodah