Ethiopian Army Chief on Working Visit to UAE

Addis Ababa, February 22, 2021 (Walta) – Chief of Staff of the Ethiopian National Defence Force, General Berhanu Jula is in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for a working visit.


Yesterday, he delivered a message from Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed to Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces.


General Berhanu on the occasion said relation and cooperation between Ethiopia and UAE have been increasing in all areas, including in the defense and military sector.


After receiving the message, Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan for his part said UAE is committed to strengthening bilateral ties with Ethiopia as it benefits people of both nations.


The Crown Prince said he would make efforts to further cement the economic, education, technology, security, and military cooperation between Ethiopia and UAE.


General Berhanu also briefed Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan on the current situation in East Africa and the current situation in Tigray regional state.


According to the Ethiopian Embassy in the United Arab Emirates, General Berhanu is expected to meet and hold a discussion with the UAE Minister of Defense and the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces in the coming days.