Government of Ethiopia (Addis Ababa)

3 December 2012

Djibouti: High Level Djibouti Delegation Visits Belet Weyne

A high level delegation from Djibouti led by Djibouti's Defense Minister, Abdikadir Mohammed Kamil, arrived Belet Weyne yesterday (December 2nd) to visit the AMISOM troops based in Belet Weyne and in the Hiiraan region of Somalia. Belet Weyne was liberated from Al-Shabaab extremists at the end of last year by Ethiopia troops who stayed there until the Djibouti troops deployed under AMISOM took over security in the town.

Last month, another 700 Djiboutian troops arrived in Belet Weyne to raise the number of AMISOM forces there to a thousand. The Djibouti delegation is holding discussions with Hiiraan region officials as well as the Djibouti forces and AMISOM commanders. It will also be assessing the situation in Belet Weyne.

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