Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn held bilateral talks with Somali Prime Minister Hassan Ali Khaire on the sideline of the United Nations General Assembly in New York.
The two Prime Ministers have discussed at length on ways to further strengthen the existing bilateral ties between Somalia and Ethiopia. Prime Minister Hailemariam expressed Ethiopia’s unwavering support for Somalia as stated by sources close to the Somali goverment present at the time of the meeting.
The Somali Prime Minister on the occasion appreciated Ethiopia’s relentless support to the Government and people of Somalia. He also expressed that his country value the relation it has with Ethiopia and reaffirmed that the Somali Government will not allow anyone to destabilize Ethiopia as the two countries’ destiny is intertwined.
The two Ministers underscored the need for working together in the horn of Africa integration project. The two officials also exchanged views on the upcoming joint commission between the two countries that is expected to be held in October this year.