The First China-Horn of Africa Peace, Good Governance and Development Conference winded up today (June 21) in Addis Ababa.
The conference discussed regional peace, development, and governance in an atmosphere of unity, candor, pragmatism, and mutual respect, a joint statement issued by the parties indicated.
According to the joint statement, the Horn of Africa countries pledged to work together to maintain peace and security in the region.
They agreed to peaceful resolution of regional problems, jointly address natural disasters, and uphold a coordinated approach to combat cyber security, terrorism, illegal arms, and human trafficking, among others.
The Horn of African countries also thanked China for its strong relations with the region in investment, the building of development projects, and assistance in fighting Covid-19.
The parties finally call on the international community to increase accessibility and diversity of development financing and work together towards the peaceful resolution of the Russia-Ukraine conflict.
High-level government officials from Ethiopia, Djibouti Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Uganda, and China attended the two-day meeting.