30 January 2013

Somalia: Ethiopia, Somalia to Form Joint Ministerial Commission

Ethiopian Foreign Minister Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus and Somali Foreign Affairs Minister Fowsiyo Yusuf Haji Aadan agreed to set up a joint ministerial commission, Ethiopia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced Tuesday (January 29th).

"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," Ghebreyesus said after the ceremony on Monday in Addis Ababa.

Aadan thanked Ethiopia for its contribution to peace and stability in Somalia. "Ethiopia has been a great supporter of Somalia," she said. "You have been with us in all these difficult times in the past and we are grateful."

The first meeting of the joint ministerial commission will be held in Mogadishu.

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