- The governments of Yemen and Ethiopia yesterday agreed to jointly work for the exploration of oil and gas, Ethiopian Minister for Mines and Energy Sinknesh Ejigu said.
The two countries will on Tuesday sign a memorandum of understanding for the implementation of their agreement on gas and oil exploration in Ethiopia.
Ethiopian and Yemeni energy and mineral officials are taking part in the third Ethio-Yemen Joint Technical Committee Meeting on Oil, Gas, Minerals and Energy in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa.
The second such meeting was held in the Yemeni capital Sana'a four years back.
Sinknesh Ejigu informed the Addis Ababa meeting that the two countries had agreed to strengthen cooperation in various fields, particularly exploration and exploitation of oil, gas and minerals
"This meeting is expected to create ample opportunities to review the implementation of the area of cooperation stipulated in the executive program previously signed between Ethiopia and Yemen," Ejigu said.
"It would also assess additional avenue of cooperation for the benefit of the two sisterly countries."
Yemen's deputy Oil and Minerals Minister Abdulmalik Alama believed the joint technical meeting would boost cooperation between the two countries as well as enable Yemen to receive electgricity supplies from Ethiopia.
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