The Institute of Foreign Affairs is pleased to convey congratulatory messages to all Ethiopians and friends of Ethiopia.

IFA believes that the issue of access to the sea and port access diversification is one of the key national interests that Ethiopia wants to achieve in its foreign dealings. Access to the sea has enormous strategic and economic benefits to Ethiopia. It is also a strategic deal for Somaliland towards better diplomatic relations and economic integration with Ethiopia and the Horn.

The new MoU agreement between Ethiopia and Somaliland is, thus, a milestone in the realization of Ethiopia’s key national interest. It is time to celebrate the success of our diplomacy. Better days are ahead of the people and governments of both nations.

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