South Africa and Ethiopia have signed an agreement to waive of visa requirements for holders of diplomatic or official/service passports.

Ethiopian Prime Minster, Abiy Ahmed Ali, and South African President, Cyril Ramaphosa, said in a press statement that the waiver was “expected to ease the travel of officials who will contribute to further strengthen bilateral relations”.

The two men discussed further co-operation in addressing illegal migration. Both leaders signed the memorandum of understating on the co-operation in tourism and recognise that it will be key to creating employment opportunities, especially for the youth.

Prime Minister Ali was a special guest at the African National Congress’s 108th anniversary celebrations in the Northern Cape.