Addis Ababa, November 27, 2020 – Ethiopia’s National Intelligence and Security Service (NISS) and the Israeli National Intelligence Agency (Mossad) have agreed to cooperate in areas of peace and security and jointly fighting terrorism.
Temesgen Tiruneh, Director General of NISS and Special Envoy of Yossi Cohen, head of Mossad in Ethiopia and East Africa, as well as Director General of Mossad in Israel, met yesterday.
During the meeting, the two intelligence agencies agreed to strengthen their level of cooperation to jointly fighting terrorism in the Horn of Africa, according to a statement NISS sent to FBC yesterday.
They also agreed to work together in areas of knowledge transfer and capacity building, the statement added.
By using all forms of support in technology and capacity building from Mossad, NISS will work to ensure peace and security in the Horn of Africa, besides in Ethiopia, Temesgen said.
The special envoy appreciated Ethiopia’s firm stance to prevent and uproot terrorism and reiterated Mossad’s commitment to work together with and strengthen its support to NISS.
The Special Envoy also handed over COVID-19 supplies, including face masks, ventilators and personal protective equipment (PPE) to NISS.