Saturday, September 09, 2006

Ethiopia, other IGAD members will redouble efforts to realize stable transitional gov’t in Somalia

Addis Ababa - Prime Minister Meles Zenawi said Ethiopia would redouble its efforts along with other members of the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) to realize the existence of a stable transitional government in Somalia.
Hence, Meles said, Ethiopia along with other IGAD member countries would do its level best to bring about sustainable peace in Somalia, a senior government official who attended the talks said.

The Somaliland President Dahir Rayale Kahin met Prime Minister Meles while making a stopover in Addis Ababa on his way back from a working visit in the United Kingdom and GermanyWhile receiving and holding talks with the Somaliland President Dahir Rayale Kahin at his office here yesteray, Prime Minister Meles said although the prime beneficiaries from the stability of Somalia are the Somali people, stability in Somalia is no less beneficiary for Ethiopians.

After talks President Dahir told journalists that he discussed with Meles issues of common interest.

Dahir said as a neighboring country, Ethiopia has a duty to play its due role for the prevalence of peace and stability in Somalia.

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