Ethiopia has been playing an irreplaceable role in bringing lasting peace and stability to Africa in general and Somalia in particular, the African Union Mission in Somalia, AMISOM said.
Ambassador Mohamat Saleh Annadif head of AMISOM said that the role Ethiopia has been playing to bring peace in Sudan, South Sudan and Somalia is very praiseworthy.
Ambassador Annadif added the international community recognizes Ethiopia’s positive contribution in bringing lasting peace and stability to Somalia.
Now Ethiopia has joined AMISOM and that will add a significant value to achieve its objectives, he said.
“Ethiopia has worked for peace and stability even before joining AMISON,” Ambassador Annadif, said adding that “it was our strategic partner.”
According to the ambassador, Al-Shabab won’t be any more a threat from a military perspective.
According to the Ambassador Annadif, Al-Shabab has weakened and is now mostly in rural areas, committing terrorism and taking advantage of intensifying inter-clan conflicts compelling AMISOM to adjust its tactics accordingly.
The people of Somalia have been cooperating with AMISOM since its deployment despite the the terrorist actions of Al-Shabab, he said.
AMISOM has been working to liberate Somalia from Al-Shabab, facilitating reconciliation among various political parties, training the Somali police and military as well as facilitating the development of humanitarian actors in liberated zones, the ambassador said.
(Walta Information Center)