Addis Ababa, November 4, 2022 (FBC) – The intelligence agencies of Ethiopia and Somalia have agreed to continue strengthening their joint efforts to prevent the spread of terrorism in the East African region.

According to the statement from National Intelligence and Security Service (NISS), a delegation led by the Deputy Director General of NISS, Sisay Tola, traveled to Somalia with medical equipment and medicines supply sent by the Ethiopian government to reach the victims of the terrorist attack in Somalia on October 29, 2022.

Deputy DG Sisay Tola held a discussion on current and bilateral issues with the Director General of the Somali National Intelligence Agency, Mahad Mohamed.

During the discussion, DG Sisay expressed his condolences over the recent terrorist attack in Mogadishu, Somalia.

NISS’s statement indicates that to avoid the threat of such incidents, it is necessary to cement the partnerships and collaborations related to the fight against terrorism in East Africa.

Sisay announced that NISS will continue to strengthen its cooperation in capacity building and information exchange with its Somali counterpart in the prevention of terrorism.

General Mahad Mohamed thanked the Ethiopian government for the medical supply provided.

He also said that they have reached agreement with Ethiopia, which is a key partner to Somalia, to collaborate in the fight against the threat of terrorism that is spreading in East Africa.

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