Kenya, Somalia, Ethiopia and Djibouti ministers and military commanders meet
The defence ministers of Kenya, Somalia, Ethiopia and Djibouti have met in Mogadishu, to discuss joint anti-terrorism measures against the Al-Shabaab terrorist group. In addition to ministers, senior military commanders from Somalia, Kenya, Ethiopia and Djibouti also joined the discussions.
The meeting centred on countering the terrorist threat to “regional security, in full cooperation with the Somali National Army, the African Union Mission in Somalia (ATMIS) and the non-ATMIS forces in Somalia”, the Somali Information Ministry said in a statement.
Somali Information Minister, Daud Aweis, said the meeting was “crucial” to boost regional anti-terrorism efforts.
Somalia has been waging war on all fronts against Al-Shabaab and has decided to bring on board other countries which have an interest in stability in Somalia and the region, Daud Aweis told reporters.
Heads of States Meet in Mogadishu
The Heads of State for the four countries will meet today (Wednesday) for further talks in Mogadishu.
In recent time Al-Shabaab has intensified attacks in Somalia, targeting security personnel, military bases and government sites.
The UN has warned of growing instability in Somalia, issuing periodic reports last year that detailed attacks by Al-Shabaab and pro-Daesh terror groups.