Eritrean, Somali Leaders Agree To Strengthen Historical Relations
Addis Ababa, December 14, 2018 (FBC) -Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki and Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmaajo have agreed to strengthen the two nation’s historical relations.
President Isaias concluded his two-day historic visit to Somalia today, according to Yemane Gebremeskel, Eritrea’s Information Minister.
In joint press statement issued following the end of the visit, the two leaders agreed to cement the two nation’s historical relations through further cooperation in all areas of mutual benefit including trade, investment and people to people relations.
They further reaffirmed their commitment to enhance momentum in the Horn of Africa cooperation, Yemane said on Twitter.
President Isaias welcomed and supported the Somali Government’s endeavor in establishing Somali-led security institutions that have the ability to provide the peace and security that the people of Somalia deserve, he said.
Fully aware of the need for comprehensive and coordinated approach to tackle modern-day risks of terrorism and poverty, the two leaders agreed to continue to forge a strong partnership that benefits the two nations and the region, the Minister stated.
The two leaders noted that effective regional cooperation is crucial for overcoming the common obstacles of insecurity, terrorism, poverty, and environmental degradation facing the region, according to Yemane.
After a two-day historic visit to Somalia, the Eritrean President headed to Nairobi this afternoon.