Government of Ethiopia (Addis Ababa)

29 January 2013

Somalia: Govt to Form a Joint Commission With Somalia

On Monday (January 28th) Foreign Minister Dr. Tedros and Somalia's Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister, Mme Fowzia Yusuf Haji Adan, signed a Memorandum of Understanding to set up a joint Ministerial Commission.

Dr. Tedros after the ceremony said "the signing of this agreement here today will open a new chapter in our relations, further strengthening our unique ties and provide us the opportunity to further cement the existing relations between our peoples". Deputy Prime Minister Fowzia who mentioned the immense contribution of Ethiopia to peace and stability of Somalia, said "Ethiopia has been a great supporter of Somalia.

You have been with us in all these difficult times in the past and we are grateful". According to the Memorandum the first meeting of the Joint Ministerial Commission will be held in Mogadishu.

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