Somalia’s foreign Minister meets his Ethiopian counterpart in Addis Ababa

Somalia’s minister for foreign affairs and international co-operation Ahmed Isse Awad on Thursday met with his counterpart Ethiopian foreign minister, Workneh Gebeyehu in the capital city of Ethiopia, Addis Ababa.

The official discussed the bilateral relations of the two countries and means to promote them, Somalia’s news agency, SONNA.

They also tackled the developments that so far achieved by the region.

Last year, Ethiopia released dozens of Somali nationals who were arrested in its jails following fruitful efforts by Somali federal government

The relations between the two countries in Eastern Africa that engaged in deadly battle in 1977 has been recovering since the formation transitional government of Somalia (TFG) in 2004.

Mohamed Siyad Barre and Mengistu Haile Mariam who were then ruling Somalia and Ethiopia respectively during 1977 war were ousted same time in 1991 and fled into exile.

Barre died in 1995 in Lagos Nigeria while Mariam who was sentence to death in absentia by Ethiopian government still lives in Zimbabwe.