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Somali parliament calls on President Farmajo to respond to concerns of families of soldiers

Mogadishu (SD) – The Foreign Affairs Committee of the Somali Federal Parliament has called on President Farmajo to respond to the concerns of parents whose children have been trained in Eritrea.

A statement from the Committee sent to President Farmajo informing the Prime Minister and the Speaker of the House of the People, calls on the President to clarify the number of youths trained in Eritrea and when they will return to Somalia.

The news of the Somali forces taking part in the fighting between the Ethiopian and Tigrean Defense Forces has created a lot of controversy in the Somalia, replacing the election dispute on the headlines.

The commission confirmed receiving complaints from many parents who said their children had died in the fighting in the Tigrean region, while supporting the Ethiopian Federal Army.

The committee requested that the soldiers in question should be allowed to talk with their parents and that a Parliamentary committee be allowed to see the soldiers.

The statement comes at a time when the union of presidential candidates has also asked President Farmajo to provide official details about the Somali youth bein trained Eritrea and respond to the concerns of their parents.

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