Somalia: Farmajo meets with UN chief in Addis Ababa

By Staff reporter , Garowe Online

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia - Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo met with the Secretary-General of the United Nations, António Guterres in Addis Ababa, the Ethiopian capital on Sunday, Garowe Online reports.

The meeting took place on the sidelines of the 30th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the Heads of State and Government of the African Union kicked off today in Addis Ababa.

Guterres has reaffirmed UN support for Somalia, noting the importance of a comprehensive approach to security sector and the Somali Federal government's efforts to restore peace and stability in the Horn of Africa country.

The UN Secretary-General has commended President Farmajo for 2018-2020 roadmap and expressed optimism for one-person, one-vote elections in Somalia.

For his part, Somali President has thanked the UN for its continued support to Somalia in the fields of peace and state-building.

Farmajo is scheduled to deliver an important speech at the ongoing African Union meeting and hold talks with other leaders and officials during his stay in Ethiopia.