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Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Ambassador Berhane confers with the Foreign Minister of Somaliland

(Medeshi)- Ambassador Berhane Gebre-Christos, State Minister for Foreign Affairs, on Wednesday (May 6) met with Mohamed Behi Yonis, Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of Somaliland.


Discussions covered ways of promoting trade ties and ensuring peace and stability in the region. Mohamed Behi Yonis briefed Ambassador Berhane on the delays in the Somaliland presidential election. The Electoral Commission of Somaliland recently announced that the presidential election had been postponed until June next year. The Foreign Minister expressed humanitarian, security and economic concerns over the growing influx of Yemeni refugees to Somaliland and said Somaliland had called on the international community to support Somaliland on these issues of common concerns. Ambassador Berhane, welcomed the decision of the over the date of the presidential election, reiterated Ethiopia’s support for the promotion of peace and stability through dialogue. He affirmed Ethiopia was willing to cooperate with the leadership of Somaliland to safeguard regional peace and security and address issues of common concerns. Ambassador Berhane also stressed the need to find ways to prevent radicalization of youth by extremist groups across the region.
- MoFA