Public mobilization was held to prevent and control the multifaceted effects of smuggling and illicit trade. The Dire Dawa administration’s justice and security forces, as well as urban kebele representatives, discussed ways to prevent smuggling and illicit trade from individual, social and national political and social harm. In his opening remarks, Commissioner Debele Kabeta said that smuggling harms the community in many ways; He said the discussion will be held in various Ethiopian cities to raise awareness about the dangers of smuggling. Director of Intelligence and Smuggling Prevention, Tegene Deresse, called on all stakeholders to take part in controlling the situation, adding that it poses a threat to the countrys security by causing political and social damage. During this discussion, a forum and discussion forum was held with the participation of kebele and stakeholders representatives of the judiciary in Dire Dawa administration, religious and elders.
Ethio-Pakistan diplomatic relations, which have been in place for six decades, will be strengthened.
Ethio-Pakistan diplomatic relations will continue to be strengthened for several decades, said Etsegenet Mengistu.
Deputy Speaker Etsegenet Mengistu held talks with Pakistani Ambassador Shozab Abbas in Addis Ababa.
He said strengthening the economic and political ties between Ethio-Pakistan is of great importance to Ethiopia.
He said Ethio-Pakistan diplomatic relations were established in 1958 and that Ethiopia has political and economic ties with Pakistan.
The Pakistani government and people are to be commended for their contribution to human resource development in the country by providing short and long term training and scholarships to Ethiopian diplomats, health professionals and government employees, she said.
Pakistan’s Ambassador to Ethiopia, Shozab Abbas, on her part said she appreciates the change in Ethiopia.