The government of Nigeria and Ethiopia have signed a visa waiver agreement for diplomatic and official passport holders, Concise News reports.
Presidential spokesman, Garba Shehu, made this known in a statement on Wednesday in Abuja, the nation’s capital.
According to Shehu, the two countries also signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on defence cooperation.
He said Minister of Foreign affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, signed for Nigeria, while his foreign counterpart, Gedu Andargachew, signed for Ethiopia.
The signing of the agreement was witnessed by President Muhammadu Buhari and Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed on Tuesday, in Addis Ababa.
The visa waiver agreement is expected to ease travels by officials and contribute to further strengthening of bilateral relations.
Shehu said while meeting with the Ethiopian PM, Buhari discussed how to explore new areas of collaboration to further enhance and expand Nigeria-Ethiopia bilateral cooperation for the mutual benefits of the two countries.
“MoU on defence cooperation is important to both countries in the coordination of efforts in the fight against terrorism and securing peace and stability in their respective sub-regions, as well as on the continent of Africa”, he said.