Ethiopia: co-operation to improve peace and security in the region

Addis Ababa (HAN) Jun 13, 2014 – Somali Prime Minister Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed on Wednesday met with his Ethiopian counterpart Hailemariam Desalegn in Addis Ababa for talks following the conclusion of a special session of the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD).

The meeting focused on ways to strengthen bilateral relations between the two countries and possibilities for co-operation on improving peace and security in the region, according to a press release from Ahmed’s office.

Abdiweli thanked Ethiopia for contributing troops to the African Union Mission in Somalia, and said they had discussed ways for Ethiopia to expand its efforts in helping to maintain peace and security in Somalia.

Desalegn said both Ethiopia and Somalia were united in wishing to see Somalia stable and ruled by law, offering the full support of his country’s armed forces in helping achieve this goal.


Mogadishu: Evaluating the overall situation in Somalia and the various conflicts in region

Meanwhile: Prime Minister Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed, who chaired the conference, discussed peace building, creating inclusive politics, access to justice, improving economic foundations, providing equitable services to citizens and strengthening revenue collection.

He also spoke about the important role of women and youth in the future of Somalia.

“Let us not forget our future generation, our youth. Ensuring access to primary and secondary education, sports programmes, and jobs for young people will propel Somalia to a stable future,” Ahmed said in a statement.

The latest updates Follow

Geeska Afrika Online (1985 -2014) – The International Gateway news and views about the Horn of Africa (Ethiopia, Eritrea, Somalia, Somaliland, Sudan, South Sudan, Djibouti, Kenya and Uganda), the best IGAD news and information Online Site for the last 20 Years.

HAN & Geeska Afrika Online (1985-2014), the oldest free independent Free Press in the region, brings together top journalists from across the Horn of Africa. Including Ethiopia, Somalia, Eritrea, Sudan, Djibouti, South Sudan, Uganda, Kenya, Oromo, Amhara, Somali, Afar and Harari. Plus, we have daily translations from 150 major news organizations in the Middle East and East African regions. Contact at