ADDIS ABABA-Somalia’s President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo, says his government has won the war against Al-Shabaab, while addressing the African Union summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
African leaders met on Saturday at a summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, that is expected to discuss the continent’s most critical challenges.
President Farmajo called on the African Union to take joint action against the Al-Shabaab group and other militant groups on the continent.
“Al-Shabaab is an enemy of stability on the African continent. The plans of the Peace and Security Council must be united in all our efforts and forces to counter the scourge of terrorism,” said President Farmajo.
In his speech, he said the Somalia’s government was ready to take full responsibility for the security and stability in the country from the African Union peacekeeping force, and to implement the provisions of the recently signed AU transition plan.
Meanwhile, on Saturday, President Farmajo met with his Ethiopian PM Abi Ahmed, to discuss ways to further strengthen political, security and economic ties between the two governments, according to the Somalia government media office.
On the second day of the conference, President Farmajo and his delegation will hold talks with their counterparts on the continent and other leaders in attendance.
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