Director General of Ethiopia’s National Intelligence and Security Service (NISS), Commissioner Demelash Gebre-Michael, met with Chief of Italy’s External Intelligence and Security Agency (AISE), Luciano Carta.
The discussion which was held here yesterday mainly focused on fostering cooperation between the two agencies as well as on current peace and security situations in the Horn of African countries, said NISS in a statement sent to FBC.
They also exchanged view on ways of exchanging information and conducting joint operations against al-Shabaab and IS terrorist groups, human trafficking, cross border crimes and illicit financial flows in the horn of Africa.
Luciano Carta on the occasion agreed to provide technical support and training to NISS to build its capacity of collecting intelligences and countering hate speech and incitement on social media.
The two sides decided to form a technical committee for the implementation of the agreement.
Commissioner Demelash for his part thanked AISE for its technical and capacity building assistance to Ethiopia’s National Intelligence and Security Service.