Gambella January 22/2013 Senior army officers of Ethiopia and South Sudan signed agreement to work in collaboration on issues related to ensuring peace and security along their common border.
Ethiopian delegation head, Brigadier General Zewdu Belay and South Sudanese delegation leader, Major General Gebriel Jock signed the agreement in Gambella Town, Gambella Regional State.
State Chief, Umod Ubong on the occasion stressed the need for security forces of Ethiopia and South Sudan to work jointly to increase the benefits of peoples of the two countries from peace and security.
Umod said maintaining reliable peace and security along the common border enables to further boost people-to-people ties and economic relation between the two countries.
The Chief said successful activities have been carried out to extradite wanted criminals and anti-peace forces between the two countries.
He also stressed the need to further intensify such activities and enhance ongoing efforts towards growth of the benefits of the peoples of the two countries.
Brigadier General Zewdu on his part said the two countries are undertaking integrated activities to ensure sustainable peace and security along their common border.
Major General Jock also said Ethiopia and South Sudan have not only people-to-people ties but also economic and cultural relations, among others.
South Sudan is desirous to further boost existing overall relation with Ethiopia, he said, adding, the agreement will help to strengthen peace and security in the area.