Somalia : PM in Ethiopia for IGAD summit

(Garowe Online)-Federal Government of Somalia’s Prime Minister Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed Mohamed Thursday arrived in Ethiopian capital of Addis Ababa for 25th IGAD summit, Garowe Online reports.

Before he jetted off from Mogadishu, Prime Minister Mohamed told reporters at Adan Adde International Airport that Somalia’s security situation will feature on high agenda during the gathering of African Heads of States.

“Somalia affairs will be discussed, especially the security issues and the Prime Minister is expected to deliver a speech covering the security situation and ongoing military offensives,” a close aide told GO.

Sources within the Prime Minister’s delegation also tell that the parallel conferences in Bay regional capital of Baidoa and the consolidation of Jubaland peace process would be crucial points when the regional bloc’s heads of states kick off their meeting.

Among the leaders arriving at Bole International Airport in Addis Ababa is Ugandan President Yuweri Museveni while Kenya leader Kenyatta has been on a three-day official visit to the neighboring country.

The peace talks between the South Sudanese government and the rebels led by former Vice President Riek Machar will be reviewed as the two have been set to resume the second round of dialogue in March.

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