The new Somaliland President Ahmed Mohamud Ahmud and Foreign Minister Dr. Abdullahi Omar were here in Addis Ababa for a three-day official visit since last Wednesday. Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Affairs Minister Hailemariam Desalegn and other high-level government officials welcomed the president upon his arrival at the Addis Ababa Bole International Airport.
The Somaliland Foreign Minister appreciated the close relationship that his country has enjoyed with Ethiopia so far. He said that Ethiopia is a strategic country in achieving his country’s international recognition.
He added the new Somaliland President Ahmed Mohamud Ahmud discussed issues of recognition and bilateral relations with Prime Minister Mele Zenawi.
The two parties are working closely on issues related to security, peace, trade and communications.