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U.S., Ethiopia sign new agreement, enhance security partnership

(CJTF-HOA) — Senior defense and government officials from the U.S. and Ethiopia held the sixth annual Bilateral Defense Committee March 31, 2016, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Combined Joint Task Force – Horn of Africa Image Gen. David Rodriguez, Commander U.S. Africa Command and en. Samora Yunis, Chief of Staff Ethiopian National Defense Force sign the summary of conclusions after a Bilateral Defense Committee (BDC) meeting in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 31 March, 2016. The new agreement out lines the cross-exchange of logistics, services, supplies and support, as well as a way forward for the Africa Data-Sharing Network and combat engineering. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Dan DeCook)(U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Dan DeCook)
Combined Joint Task Force – Horn of Africa Image Gen. David Rodriguez, Commander U.S. Africa Command and en. Samora Yunis, Chief of Staff Ethiopian National Defense Force sign the summary of conclusions after a Bilateral Defense Committee (BDC) meeting in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 31 March, 2016. The new agreement out lines the cross-exchange of logistics, services, supplies and support, as well as a way forward for the Africa Data-Sharing Network and combat engineering. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Dan DeCook)(U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Dan DeCook)

The ministerial-level meeting produced a new agreement outlining the cross-exchange of logistics, services, supplies, and support between the nations, as well as a plan for future security cooperation activities designed to meet mutual defense priorities.
Ethiopian attendees included Gen. Samora Yunis, Ethiopian National Defence Force (ENDF) Chief of the General Staff, and Defence Minister Siraj Fegessa. U.S. attendees included Amanda Dory, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for African Affairs, U.S. Ambassador to Ethiopia Patricia M. Haslach, Gen. David Rodriguez, U.S. Africa Command commander, and Maj. Gen. Mark Stammer, Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa commander.
After a brief coffee ceremony, Minister Siraj opened the meeting by reaffirming Ethiopia’s commitment to securing a safer East African region and continuing its partnership with the U.S. for years to come.
“I look forward to continuing the close cooperation of our two defense forces. I have no doubts that we will turn that into a truly successful endeavor,” said Siraj. “We have worked together for over 100 years, and I know this will continue with lasting success and friendship between us.”
Dory echoed the importance of a long-lasting partnership and bilateral support between the U.S. and Ethiopia.
“Ethiopia’s continued commitment to supporting the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) and their unwavering support to the United Nations Peace Operations goes to show just how progressive and strong Ethiopia is,” said Dory. “Neutralizing Al-Shabaab is a high priority for both the U.S. and Ethiopia, and working together plays a key role in peace and security.”
Rodriguez opened the plenary sessions by leading discussions on counterterrorism cooperation, Somalia security sector reform cooperation and intelligence sharing.
“We remain strongly committed to supporting AMISOM and its efforts in Somalia,” said Rodriguez. “Key to these efforts is the resumption of the AMISOM offensive Operation Juba Corridor (OJC).”
OJC is aimed at further degrading the Al-Shabaab violent extremist organization by removing them from their strong holds in multiple regions of Somalia. Since the start of OJC, the ENDF and other AMISOM forces have recovered major towns and villages in Somalia.
“Support between the Ethiopians and the U.S. will continue to be broad ranging, and will include equipment, training, advisory support, information sharing, and logistics support,” said Rodriguez. “We will also continue to look for new opportunities where the U.S. can leverage additional resources to boost AMISOM capabilities.”
The officials also discussed other regional issues including the Islamic State, ENDF support to United Nations peace support operations, impacts of drought in Ethiopia, air mobility and communications support, and defense health cooperation.

16 Comments

  1. shame on you president Obama, please Ethio-American don’t vote democratic party
    because they kill our innocent & people.Obama’s administration gave to for tplf
    mercenary group weapon,Logistics, technical and military advisers.This criminal
    tplf group must destroy and we make a new history.
    Long Live Ethiopia, death for tplf woyane criminal group and followers.

  2. shame on you president Obama, please Ethio-American don’t vote democratic party
    because they kill our innocent & people.Obama’s administration gave to for tplf
    mercenary group weapon,Logistics, technical and military advisers.This criminal
    tplf group must destroy and we make a new history.
    Long Live Ethiopia, death for tplf woyane criminal group and followers.

  3. Abelom Netsere
    The solutions are: (1) to de-legitimatize the Ethiopian Embacies in USA and London by occupying them by non-violent activists abroad, (2) to de-legitimize Adhanom and his cadres here abroad, (3) Demand the resignation of the regime including regional (kilil) parlaments, (4) Blocking the roads such as: (a) from humera to Gondar and Tigray, (b) From Djibouti to Kombolcha (Wollo), (c) From Barabara to Meiso (West of Dire Dawa), (d) to bock all roads entering to Addis ababa from Oromya, (block all roads linking regional states to oromya … for weeks every 3 or 6 months ….
    The solutions for freedom and democracy including your future fate is in your hands. The regime is lighter than a feather of a bird. Peoples’ Power Much More Powerful than Dictators’ Power.

  4. Abelom Netsere
    The solutions are: (1) to de-legitimatize the Ethiopian Embacies in USA and London by occupying them by non-violent activists abroad, (2) to de-legitimize Adhanom and his cadres here abroad, (3) Demand the resignation of the regime including regional (kilil) parlaments, (4) Blocking the roads such as: (a) from humera to Gondar and Tigray, (b) From Djibouti to Kombolcha (Wollo), (c) From Barabara to Meiso (West of Dire Dawa), (d) to bock all roads entering to Addis ababa from Oromya, (block all roads linking regional states to oromya … for weeks every 3 or 6 months ….
    The solutions for freedom and democracy including your future fate is in your hands. The regime is lighter than a feather of a bird. Peoples’ Power Much More Powerful than Dictators’ Power.

  5. To teach to the West, here is the new campaign’s action plan to be implemented soon:
    Abdosh:
    New Campaign:
    We need to de-legimatize the regime (TPLF) in the eyes of Ethiopians and the international community particularly Washington and London as quickly as possible.
    To achieve this, some of the relevant actions to be taken are: (1) de-legitimatizeingthe Ethiopian Embassies in Washington DC and London by occupying them by non-violent activists residing in the cities and surroundings,
    (2) to de-legitimize Adhanom’s portolia as a foreign minister anywhere in the world ,
    (3) Demand the resignation of the regime including regional (kilil) parlaments, and
    (4) Blocking the roads such as:
    (a) from humera to Gondar, to Dasha, and to Himora,
    (b) From Gondar to Shire, to Akum, to Adwa, to Adigrat, to Mekele,
    (c) From Mekele to Ambalage, to Machew, to Alamata, to Mersa, to Hayk, to Dessie, to Kombolcha, to Shewa Robit, and to Debre Birhan,
    (d) From Gondar to Bahir Dar,
    (e) from Bahir Dar to Debre Markose, to Bure, and to Kombolcha,
    (f) From Djibouti to Kombolcha (Wollo), to Alamata via Mersa and to Awash via Gewan ,
    (g) Regarding Isolating Ethiopia from Barabara: Block road from Jijiga to Harar, to Dire Dawa, to Karamile, Asbe Teferi, to Meison, to Awash, to Adama, and to Bishoftu,
    (h) Block all roads entering to Addis ababa from Oromya, and
    (i) block all roads linking regional states to oromya … for weeks every 3 or 6 months ….
    The solutions for freedom and democracy including your future fate is in your hands. The regime is lighter than a feather of a bird. Peoples’ Power Much More Powerful than Dictators’ Power. When we do this, the West will break its relation with TPLF and
    Do the above while trying on the otherhand to form all-inclusive Coalition to start transition to democracy.

  6. To teach to the West, here is the new campaign’s action plan to be implemented soon:
    Abdosh:
    New Campaign:
    We need to de-legimatize the regime (TPLF) in the eyes of Ethiopians and the international community particularly Washington and London as quickly as possible.
    To achieve this, some of the relevant actions to be taken are: (1) de-legitimatizeingthe Ethiopian Embassies in Washington DC and London by occupying them by non-violent activists residing in the cities and surroundings,
    (2) to de-legitimize Adhanom’s portolia as a foreign minister anywhere in the world ,
    (3) Demand the resignation of the regime including regional (kilil) parlaments, and
    (4) Blocking the roads such as:
    (a) from humera to Gondar, to Dasha, and to Himora,
    (b) From Gondar to Shire, to Akum, to Adwa, to Adigrat, to Mekele,
    (c) From Mekele to Ambalage, to Machew, to Alamata, to Mersa, to Hayk, to Dessie, to Kombolcha, to Shewa Robit, and to Debre Birhan,
    (d) From Gondar to Bahir Dar,
    (e) from Bahir Dar to Debre Markose, to Bure, and to Kombolcha,
    (f) From Djibouti to Kombolcha (Wollo), to Alamata via Mersa and to Awash via Gewan ,
    (g) Regarding Isolating Ethiopia from Barabara: Block road from Jijiga to Harar, to Dire Dawa, to Karamile, Asbe Teferi, to Meison, to Awash, to Adama, and to Bishoftu,
    (h) Block all roads entering to Addis ababa from Oromya, and
    (i) block all roads linking regional states to oromya … for weeks every 3 or 6 months ….
    The solutions for freedom and democracy including your future fate is in your hands. The regime is lighter than a feather of a bird. Peoples’ Power Much More Powerful than Dictators’ Power. When we do this, the West will break its relation with TPLF and
    Do the above while trying on the otherhand to form all-inclusive Coalition to start transition to democracy.

  7. CORRECTING AND FIXING NEFTEGNAS 100+ YEARS OF TOTAL MESS WILL NOT BE EASY TASK, IT MAY TAKE GENERATIONS IF NOT CENTURES.
    The problem is only power hungry NEFTEGNA will protest, while Ethiopias silent majority/non Nefetegna Ethiopians busy working hard to eradicate Nefetegnas unthinking lazy backward 100+ Years of socioeconomic mess.

  8. CORRECTING AND FIXING NEFTEGNAS 100+ YEARS OF TOTAL MESS WILL NOT BE EASY TASK, IT MAY TAKE GENERATIONS IF NOT CENTURES.
    The problem is only power hungry NEFTEGNA will protest, while Ethiopias silent majority/non Nefetegna Ethiopians busy working hard to eradicate Nefetegnas unthinking lazy backward 100+ Years of socioeconomic mess.

  9. America knows the importance & capacity of EPRDF .
    Ethiopia is on the right path . Thousands of years of poverty , arrogance takes time to correct .

  10. America knows the importance & capacity of EPRDF .
    Ethiopia is on the right path . Thousands of years of poverty , arrogance takes time to correct .

  11. I am laughing on the comment about road blocks .
    If u break the law , the full force of the law will befall on you .

  12. I am laughing on the comment about road blocks .
    If u break the law , the full force of the law will befall on you .

  13. Power hangry Banda Shabia Ketergna Neftgna.
    You don’t care about Ethiopia .
    You only care about power and Banda Minlke ,Banda ras Mekonen lij H/selass.
    I call Minlke Banda because Minlke is the only leade in Ethiopia history who sold Ethiopian lands and ports to white man Italian and Djibouti to French .
    And rs Mekonen who made the deal with mosullin Italian leader .

  14. Will Nefetegna extremists recapture power and bring the neftegna era in Ethiopia through propaganda ?
    As usual it is only lazyess and propaganda as usual.

  15. Abdosh,
    You got very good and actionable plan. We will disseminate the suggestion to all Ethiopian in different languages. TPLF is arrogant, cruel and greedy. Almost all Ethiopian are ready for change. The regime is getting desperate day by day.

  16. I wholeheartedly welcome this news. Those who have been calling for violence and trying to incite one brother against another in the glorious country should be forewarned. It is in the book. The US law is very clear about waging war against a friendly nation and country from the US soil. It is called the Neutrality Act of 1794. Those who munch there filet mignons from their comfy home here in the USA and then have been going to Asmara for scavenging just to pit one harmonious people against another now have to make the ultimate decision. They have to pack up and move to dumpsite in Asmara prepared for them by their ‘benevolent Savior’ Al-Toweel Isaias or they have to clean their noses and leave in peace here in the Good Ole USA. This is a peaceful society and those who espouse violence should be relegated to the slammer and for a long time. In the meantime, this does not and should not mean that those in power will have the leeway to throw people in jail and commit murder at will. The overall peace we witness in that country did not just drop from the sky. Millions had paid the ultimate sacrifice with their priceless lives for it. When I start to believe that the youth of that country has began to recover from the bloody onslaught unleashed by the demonic Mengistu in the 1970’s and 80’s some hideous elements are camping out in Asmara to incite the same youth of that country into another disastrous mayhem. I want to see the full weight of the 1794 law enforced from now onwards. Period!!!!

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