Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn said Ethiopia will consolidate the support for the government of Somalia so as to improve the capacity of the military of the Horn of African nation to safeguard its security and stability.
This was disclosed when the Premier conferred here with his Somali counterpart Omar Abdirashid Ali Sharmarke.
Hailemariam said Ethiopia will give the necessary assistance to Somali in order to build the country’s military capacity so that it could ensure peace and stability by itself, according to a high level official who attended the meeting.
Even though, Ethiopia’s military intervention in Somalia under AMISOM has brought commendable result, it is important to strengthen the capacity of the military to ensure everlasting peace in the east African region, the premier stated.
In this regard, Ethiopia will extend the assistance that will enable Somalia build strong military.
On his part, Prime Minister of Somalia Omar Abdirashid Ali Sharmarke appreciated Ethiopia’s role in weakening Al-shabaab, the Al-Qeaeda affiliated terrorist group in Somalia.
Ethiopia has deployed 4,900 troops to Somalia to fight Al-Shabaab under AMISOM.
Source: Ethiopia News Agency