Ethiopia and South Sudan have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to jointly prevent terrorism, armed groups and organized crimes in the east Africa region.
The agreement was signed by the Director General of the National Intelligence and Security Service (NISS) of Ethiopia, Temesgen Tiruneh, and the Director General of South Sudan’s Internal Security Bureau ( ISB )of South Sudan, Akor Kor Cook.
The agreement states that the countries will work together to control and take action against terrorist groups, rebel forces, armed groups and organized criminals who have taken the mission to disrupt peace and security in the border areas and destabilize the East African region.
In addition, it has been pointed out that both countries will cooperate to prevent illegal arms trafficking, organized crimes in the border area, illegal money laundering and drug trafficking, economic fraud and crimes related to information technology.
According to the statement of NISS sent to mass media, the agreement reached between the intelligence and security organizations of the two countries will further strengthen the strategic partnership Ethiopia and South Sudan and allow them to exchange and share information when there are current changes related to political, economic and security issues in the Horn of Africa and Africa.
In addition, the National Intelligence and Security Service has signed a memorandum of understanding to cooperate with the Civil, Citizenship, Passport and Immigration Registration Directorate under the Ministry of Internal Affairs of South Sudan.
The agreement aims to cooperate and work together so that the activities of the citizens of the countries are peaceful and their freedom is guaranteed.
The statement of NISS indicated that the agreements will play a significant role in ensuring that the activities conducted especially at the border and other areas are carried out in a way that protects the social and economic benefits of the citizens of the two countries.