Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Dessalgen and the visiting Togo's President Faure Gnassingbe have affirmed their countries' commitment to joint efforts for Africa's economic development and enhance regional stability.

Ethiopia and Togo have signed Cooperation Agreements in the fields of Culture and Tourism and Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the Establishment of Joint Technical Committee in the presence of the two leaders.

Speaking following the signing ceremony, Hailemariam indicated the common position of the two countries on the importance of Africa's economic integration and full commitment for the realization of Agenda 2063.

Ethiopia and Togo have also agreed on strengthening cooperation to ensure regional stability and contain armed conflicts as well as combat international challenges such as transnational terrorism.

Hailemariam dubbed the agreements ' remarkable landmark ' for Ethio-Togo's relations since the two countries participate actively in regional stability and Africa's integration agenda.

Ethiopia and Togo need to expand their relations by exploring new areas of partnership and enhance the long standing diplomatic ties, the premier recommended.

Gnassingbe on the occasion said the agreements are a showcase for his country's interest to form strong cooperation with Ethiopia.

He said Togo has a desire to share Ethiopia's experience to promote its diverse culture and establish a successful tourism industry that enables it to be among the leading tourist destinations in Africa.

He said the relation between the two countries will hinge on a South-South approach and expressed his country's desire to work together with Ethiopia for the success of Agenda 2063.

The President lauded Ethiopia's efforts for the realization of Agenda 2063 and addressing regional conflicts, and affirmed Togo's commitment to promote similar roles in the West African region.