New Ethiopia PM to arrive in Somalia for presidential ceremony

Ethiopia’s new PM Hailemariam Desalegn to be in Somalia for president’s inauguration.

ADDIS ABABA: Ethiopia’s new Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn, who survived a vote by the ruling party over the weekend and was announced as the official representative of the party, will be arriving in Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu on Sunday for talks with Ethiopia’s neighbor.

Sources close to the PM confirmed to that the new prime minister would take part in the inauguration ceremony of Somalia’s new president in the capital.

Other reports said that delegations from the United States, Europe, the African Union and Arab countries are to be in the country for the inauguration of a president in Somalia for the first time in four decades.

The presidents of Sudan, Djibouti, Uganda, and Kenya are expected to arrive also, a source said.

Somalia’s parliament elected Hassan Sheikh Mohamed as Somali President on September 10.

Ethiopia is accused of political involvement in Somalia for the last 20 years and arming the warlords in Somalia.

Ethiopia sent its troops into Somalia to oust Islamist groups controlling southern Somalia In late 2006 and currently, Ethiopian troops are in Somalia, region of, Hiiraan, Bay and Bakool.

Somalia central government collapsed in 1991 civil war, after Mohamed Siyad Barre is ousted by opposition forces and last 8 years Somalia formed a transitional government that ended with the last election.



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