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Somali President Hassan Sheikh in Addis Ababa for AU Summit

By Tajuddin
In Local News
Jan 29th, 2015
Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud

Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud

Addis Ababa ( DIPLOMAT.SO) – President of Federal Republic of Somalia Hassan Sheikh Mohamud arrived in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on Wednesday evening ahead of the 24th Ordinary Session of the African Union Assembly, the presidency said.

A spokesman for the office of the President Daud Aweys said the President will address AU heads of state on the progress being made in the last two years. On the sidelines of the summit, Somalia President will also hold talks with UN Chief Ban Ki-moon, Aweys added.

Ebola crisis in West Africa, Boko Haram insurgency and investment opportunities for the continent are high on the agendas during the high-level gathering at AU headquarters in Addis Ababa.

More than 20,000-strong AU peacekeepers prop up Mogadishu-based central government in the fight against Al Qaeda linked Al Shabaab militants. Intense military campaign removed Islamist insurgents from strongholds in central and southern Somalia.

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