Thursday, November 18, 2010

New Somaliland president arrives her

New Somaliland president arrives here (November 18, 2010)

The new Somaliland President Ahmed Mohamud Ahmud arrived here on Wednesday for a three-day official visit.

Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Affairs Minister, Hailemariam Desalegn and other higher level government officials welcomed the president upon his arrival at the Addis Ababa Bole International Airport.

President Ahmed told journalists on the occasion that he will discuss with Ethiopian senior government officials on bilateral issues between Somaliland and Ethiopia during his stay in Ethiopia.

Existing bilateral relation between Ethiopia and Somaliland is getting strengthened, the president said, adding, the two parties are working closely on issues related to security, peace, trade and communication.

He said the present visit to Ethiopia is aimed at exchanging views to further enhance existing relations between Ethiopia and Somaliland.

Hailemariam on his part said Ethiopia and Somaliland have been working together in the efforts to maintain peace and security.

He said the present visit is intended to exchange views on issues related to security and peace as well as further strengthen diplomatic relations between Ethiopia andSomaliland.

The president will discuss with Prime Minister Meles Zenawi and other senior government officials on bilateral issues.

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