By Watchdog reporter

President Yoweri Museveni has been previleged to host the Prime Minister of Ethiopia, Hailemariam Desalegn and his wife Roman, for a three day state visit.

The state visit underscores the long-standing relations between the two sister countries.

According to President Museveni, they held talks and agreed on several issues.

The duo agreed to discuss further the use of the River Nile waters under the auspices of the Nile Basin Summit.

Both leaders further resolved to work together in the stabilization of South Sudan, using IGAD, which is currently chaired by the Prime Minister adding that both countries will continue working to create an enabling environment for Somalia to build state pillars, establish minimum infrastructure and social services.

“We shall explore areas in which our countries can trade with each other especially now that there is a route(road) connecting Kenya and Ethiopia at Moyale, which we can take advantage of,” Museveni stated adding that they also agreed to strengthen their cooperation on defence matters.