President Abdillahi Yusuf and his PM Nur Adde
Mogadishu , Somalia , November 13, 2008 (APA) - President Abdillahi Yusuf and Premier Nur Adde Hassan Hussein of the Transitional Federal Government (TFG) of Somalia arrived on Thursday afternoon in Addis Ababa for consultation with Ethiopian officials, including Ethiopian PM Meles Zenawi.
The two Somali officials travelled to Ethiopia despite Islamists' advances in capturing many cities in the country. On Wednesday, Islamic insurgents seized a strategic port city in Somalia .
President Yusuf and PM Hussein have so far held talks with the Ethiopian Foreign minister Seyum Mesfin.
They are also expected to discuss the current situation in Somalia with Ethiopian PM Meles Zenawi.
In December 2006, Ethiopia sent thousands of troops to back the TFG in toppling the Union of Islamic Courts (UIC) which ruled the country for six months.
Sources in the Ethiopian capital told APA the two officials are here to consult with PM Meles Zenawi on the country's political affairs, which is becoming “worrisome” for TFG officials.
In the past few months, Ethiopia mediated between these two Somali officials who have differences on handling the country's political affairs.
This is the second visit the two officials are making together to Ethiopia .
Source: APA, Nov 13, 2008