Somalia : President Hassan Sheikh visits Somali region in Ethiopia
Jijiga, Somali region in Ethiopia ( ENA + DIPLOMAT.SO) – The President of the Federal Republic of Somalia Hassan Sheikh Mohamud said the way peace and stability prevailed and development being attained in the Somali region in Ethiopia is exemplary to his country.
The President, who is visiting the Somali region in Ethiopia with his delegation, said the peace and stability ensured in the region is the basis for the development of the region.
The President and his delegation have conferred with higher level officials of the regional government and elders about peace and stability as well as development in the regional state.
The President said he has observed the success gained regarding stability, development and decentralized government system.
He appreciated the joint effort by the regional government and residents regarding ensuring peace and stability by whipping out anti-peace elements, saying it is “exemplary” to the people and government of Somalia.
The President appreciated the local community for their efforts in combating tribalism so that lasting peace can be ensured; saying tribalism and religious based terrorist acts are threatening the stability of his country.
He said his country has to learn from the best practices of the Somali region in Ethiopia regarding peace, building democracy and ensuring development.
Recalling previous regimes in Ethiopia and Somalia had led to mistrust among the countries and conflict between the two peoples, the countries has now managed to change that reality he said.
Currently, the countries have created a relationship based on mutual interest and an enabling environment for shared development and growth, he added.
President of the Somali region in Ethiopia Abdi Mohamud Omar said that the visit paid by the Somali President to observe the fruits of Ethiopia’s federal system is encouraging.
Abdi said the peace and stability as well as development being realized in the region is the result of the country’s federal system that encourages decentralization of power.
The President of the Somali region in Ethiopia said the regional government in collaboration with the federal government is ready to support Somalia through experience sharing, human resource development and reconstruction.For more news and stories, join us on Facebook,Twitter , or contact us through our Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com