New Somali FM on his first AU meeting
Hiiraan Online By Shafi’i Mohyaddin Monday, January 27, 2014
The New Somali foreign and international cooperation minster Abdirahman Dualeh Beileh is on his first diplomatic tour to the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa where he is attending the AU foreign ministers’ meeting which kicked off in Addis Ababa on Monday 27th of January 2014.
The two-day AU foreign ministers’ meeting is intended to pave the way for the 22nd summit of African Union heads of state slated in Addis Ababa for 29-30 January which will mainly focus on how African countries might have reached sufficiency in food and agricultural development.
“The AU foreign ministers will discuss on several issues including how the African Union can find a lasting solution for the armed confrontations in some African nations mainly the central Africa republic, Somalia, south Sudan and others” the Somali foreign ministry said in a press statement.
According to the press statement, the Somali foreign minister will hold separate meetings with his counterparts from African nations in a bid to strengthen Somalia’s diplomatic ties with the rest of Africa.
Meanwhile, the statement noted that Somalia will be competing for its membership of the African Union peace and Security Council. The Somali delegation has been pushing for the political endeavour to try to win its AU Security Council membership.