Wednesday April 20, 2022
Eastern Africa military intelligence agencies on Saturday
wrapped up their meeting in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, where they
consulted on regional security, terrorism and other issues of common concern.
The forum was attended by Ethiopia, Djibouti, Sudan, South
Sudan, Somalia, Tanzania and Uganda.
The meeting stressed a need for continued vigilance and
concerted efforts among the regional countries to strengthen cooperation in
combating security challenges.
The meeting took stock of the implementation status of the
conclusions and recommendations of a previous meeting.
According to a statement issued by the Ethiopian Ministry of
Defense, the military agencies signed a memorandum of understanding to jointly
combat terrorism and to counter anti-peace forces that pose threat to regional
peace and security.
The regional meeting is said to have provided an opportunity
to review the security situation in the volatile eastern Africa region.
In this regard, the military intelligence agencies agreed to
jointly work together on border security, cyber security, social media,
social issues, environmental protection and youth unemployment, among others in
a bid to create a “peaceful and secure Africa.”
In addition to security issues, participants of the forum
discussed tehir experience in the field.
Participants also visited Ethiopia's Defense Headquarters,
Information Network Security Agency (INSA) and the Ethiopian Artificial
The forum concluded that the next round of consultations to
be held in Uganda.