Somalia: President Farmajo arrives in Addis Ababa

By Staff Reporter , Mogadishu, Somalia

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia - Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo has arrived in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on Monday on his second leg of his three-nation visit, Garowe Online reports.

On arrival, at Bole International Airport, President Farmajo and his delegation were warmly welcomed by Ethiopian Foreign Minister, Workneh Gebeyehu, Ambassadors and scores of other government officials.

In his short briefings to the Media, Farmajo noted that his second leg to Ethiopia is part of the plan to meet the leaders of troop-contributing countries to Somalia over the fighting against Al Shabaab group.

“The threat of Al Shabaab is not only a threat to Somalia but also to our neighboring countries that is why I am here to seek support and solidarity from our brothers here in Ethiopia," said Somali President.

Ethiopian PM, Hailemariam Desalagn has received President Farmajo at the Presidential Palace and expected to discuss ways of further reinforcing the peace and stability in Somalia and the region.

On Sunday, President Farmajo paid a one-day visit to Kampala and held a meeting with his Ugandan counterpart Yoweri Museveni, in which they discussed the regional stability and the war on Al Shabaab.

The President will wrap up his historic East African trip in Djibouti. Farmajo is seeking bulk support for an anticipated a final military offensive planned to wipe out Al Shabaab from its remaining strongholds.



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