Thursday May 19, 2022
The newly elected president of Somali is expected to further
enhance the long standing relationship and cooperation between Somalia and
Ethiopia for the benefit of the people in the two countries and the peace
building efforts in the region, Somalia’s Institute for Federalism and Security
Analysis (IFSA) Chairperson Professor Sonkor Geyre said.
Somalia’s parliament elected Hassan Sheikh Mohamud as president
After his election, the president vowed to “work on a stable
politics that leads Somalia to agreement and the world to agreement.”
Professor Sonkor Geyre of Institute for Federalism and
Security Analysis told ENA from Mogadishu today that Ethiopia is a very
important country to Somalia in terms of several aspects, including security,
trade and development.
The relationship of the two countries is long standing and
smooth that has still been moving ahead to a better level with common vision,
he said, adding that the newly elected president of Somalia has the skill and
experience to further continue this relationship.
The chairperson also expressed hope that the new president
and his government will strive to bring a lasting peace and stability in
Somalia by conducting political reconciliation.
The peaceful conduct of election in Somalia is a great
achievement not only for the Somalis alone but also to further ensuring peace
and stability in the region.
According to the professor, President Mohamud has been
campaigning on the platform of promoting peace and stability not only in
Somalia but in the Horn of Africa and beyond.
Underlining the fact that countries in the Horn of Africa
have no other better alternative than integration and cooperation as the region
is rich with abundant resources vital for development to improve the lives of
the people in the region.
“This region needs to move forward. The region has enough
resources, huge market, and purchasing power, very rich human resources. What
we need is a visionary leadership that unifies the common agenda of
Professor Geyre stressed the need for the Horn of Africa
countries to look for a policy where comparative advantages exist rather than
focusing on competitive advantages.
It is to be recalled that Ethiopia has been one of the
African countries that have been providing support for peace building efforts