Ethiopia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have agreed to combat cross-border financial crimes on Monday.

Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr. Workneh Gebeyehu met with his Emirati counterpart, Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan in Abu Dhabi, UAE.

The two reviewed the existing diplomatic relationship between Ethiopia and the UAE, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

They also agreed to further strengthen the bilateral ties for the mutual benefit of the peoples of the two countries.

The meeting of the two foreign ministers, which was also attended by Ethiopia’s Attorney General, Berhanu Tsegaye, discussed on ways of tackling cross-border financial crimes as well as conducting joint investigations whenever these crimes unfold.

On the way forward, the ministers also agreed to establish a legal framework with a view to ensuring an amicable mechanism of combating cross-border financial crimes. (Daily monitor)