Somaliland: Foreign Minister Meets Ethiopian Deputy Prime Minister in Addis Ababa


Behi and Tedros in meeting

By: Mohamoud H. Qodah

Addis Ababa (Somalilandsun) –Minister for Foreign and International Relations of Somaliland Mr. Mohamed Bihi Yonis and Ethiopian Deputy Prime Minister Dr. Atto Tedros Adhonom had 1 and half hour meeting in Addis Ababa where they have discussed issues pertaining trade, economy, security and enhancement of the political relations between the 2 brotherly states of Somaliland/Ethiopia.

Highlighting the “historical” and “longstanding” ties between Ethiopia and Somaliland, Spokesman for Foreign Minster and International Relations of Somaliland Mr. Ahmed Yousuf Elmi (Sudi) told that both sides – Somaliland/Ethiopia – have concentrated and discussed the historical ties between the both sides and a ways of increasing their cooperation relations in the sides of peace, security and fragile situation in the horn.

This is the 2nd time; Somaliland Foreign Minister Bihi have paid visit to Ethiopia for talks and met Deputy Prime Minster in time span of less than 2 months in Addis Ababa. Talks are reported to be linked to the strengthening of relations of the two sides.