Somalia: Ethiopia PM and Somali President Confer in Addis Ababa

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed on Sunday met for talks with Somali president Mohamed Abdullahi Farmaajo in Addis Ababa.

Abiy's office said the two: "held discussions on bilateral issues, including further strengthening cooperation in regional peace & security.

Relations between the two countries have received a greater boost in recent times with visits by both leaders to the respective capitals. Farmaajo last visited Addis Ababa months back following which he flew with Abiy to Nairobi to meditate on a diplomatic spat between Kenya and Somalia.

He has also been to Ethiopia for a tripartite meeting between the two countries and neighbouring Eritrea. At the heart of that summit has been respecting for sovereignty and better economic and social cooperation between them.

"The two leaders, including the First Lady of Somalia, planted seedlings within the compound," a post on social media added. The tree planting has become a regular feature of the PM's activities within and outside the presidential palace.

Abiy last week launched what his office said was a campaign to plant four billion trees across Ethiopia. He kicked off the initiative in Adama, Oromia region and has since joined visitors to his office to plant one seedling.

See What Everyone is Watching

More From: Shabelle

Don't Miss

AllAfrica publishes around 700 reports a day from more than 140 news organizations and over 500 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.