US and Ethiopia ready to cooperate on Somalia security

Officials from United States and Ethiopia have said they will cooperate on the security of Somalia.

The two countries signed security and defense agreement following the meeting of top officials.

US Africa command General David Rodriguez exchanged the signed documents with Ethiopian armed forces chief Samora Yunis and Defense Minister Siraj Fagesa.

US backed Ethiopian troops incursion in Somalia in 2007 to help feable govt against Islamic court union militants.

US also provide air support for African union soldiers and Somali National Army against their fight on armed group Alshabaab.

Several key figures of the armed group were killed last week in US drone strike.

More than 150 fighters were killed last month when US strike targeted training base south of the capital Mogadishu.