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    Ethiopian premier appeals for global support for Somalia

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ETHIOPIA-SOMALIA POLITICS

ADDIS ABABA (Sunatimes)- Prime Minister Meles Zenawi here on Friday [4 June] held talks with Norwegian Foreign Affairs Minister Jonas Gahr and a US delegation on bilateral relations of the countries and issues related to the African continent.

Meles, on the occasion, said the relation between Ethiopia and Norway is laid on firm foundation. The premier said the Transitional Federal Government of Somalia has been showing change in security and related affairs. However, the premier said the Somali government needs support from the international community.

He said recent election held in Sudan helps to bring about sustainability in that country. It is also promising to the activities related to referendum in South Sudan.

Meles said Ethiopia and Norway are working together on issues related to climate change, according to a senior government official, who attended the discussion.

Gahr, on his part, told journalists after the discussion that Norway and Ethiopia have longstanding friendship. The minister said his country will strengthen efforts to further enhance existing relations between the two countries. He said he discussed with the premier on economic, political and other international affairs.

The minister on the occasion congratulated Meles for the victory of his party during the fourth national elections.

The minister said he also held discussion with officials of the African Union. Gahr said he held similar visit to Uganda and Sudan.

In a related news, the premier held talks with a US delegation led by Senator James Inhofe of Oklahoma. Meles said on the occasion that the peace agreement of Sudan is significant to the region. He said affairs of Sudan should be left to Sudanese themselves.

Senator Inhofe, on his part, lauded efforts of the country infrastructure sector development. He congratulated the premier for the success of his party in the fourth national elections. The Senator also said his country will provide the necessary support to Ethiopia.

Source: ENA

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