15 June 2012

Somalia's Interior Minister Visits Central Somalia

Beledweyne — A high-level delegation led by the minister of interior for Somalia's Transitional Federal Government (TFG), Abdisamad Mo'allin Mohamud, arrived on Thursday in central Somalia.

The minister and his accompanying delegation with especial plane took off from Mogadishu landed at an airstrip in Beledweyne town, just 350 kilometers, North West Somali capital, where he held talks with local elders and the officials of Hiiraan regional administration.

Ahmed Osman, a TFG official in the region told Shabelle Media by phone that propose of the visit was to talk with the local authority for establishing full security and setting up an unanimous administration.

Afterwards, the interior minister of Somalia Abdisamad Mo'allin Mohamud, and delegation met with the people of Beledweyne, including the elders and officials, urging to sustain the security and work each other to protect peace spoilers.

Somalia soldiers alongside Ethiopia troops have wrested the control of the town from Al shabab fighters in November last year in 2011, without much confrontation.

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