Aug 21, 2009

Somaliland: Ethiopia Helps in Moderating Impasse

Sample ImageOfficial meeting between Ethiopia’s Vice-Minister and Somaliland President focused on future cooperation and Somaliland’s upcoming election.

Below is an article published by Somaliland Press:

Somaliland president met with Ethiopia’s Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs Dr. Tekeda Alemu today [20 August 2009] in Hargeisa. Dr. Alemu and his delegation were welcomed at Egal International Airport by Somaliland’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Mr. Abdullahi Duale, Minster of Aviation Ali Waran Ade and Interior Minister Abdullahi Ciro.

Dr. Alemu first congratulated the people and the government of Somaliland on their enormous achievement of success that the country has gained since his last visit to Somaliland back in 2006.

During the meeting, the two sides discussed cooperation in areas of trade, investment and security between the two neighboring countries. Dr. Alemu also spoke about Somaliland upcoming election and how Ethiopia is ready to support a democratic Somaliland.

The Vice Minister and his delegation will be in Somaliland for few days where they are expected to meet with the election commission and the opposition parties.