The Arab League secretary general has held a meeting with various
officials to discuss the situation in Somalia.
The Arab League Secretary General, Amir Musa has held separate
meetings with various African officials among them Kenya’s Vice
President, Kalonzo Musyoka and Ethiopia’s Foreign Affairs Minister,
Seyoum Mesfin to discuss ways of supporting the Transitional Federal
Government of Somalia [TFG].
The League issued a statement in which it was said that the meeting
was to specifically discuss the situation in Somalia and ways of
supporting the TFG.
Amir Musa said the current Somali government is a legal and should be
accorded all the necessary support now which is a good opportunity.
The Secretary General said support given to the TFG will in turn give
the government a sense of accountability and it will take its
Amir Musa also said his meetings were to also discuss support for the
African Union Mission in Somalia [AMISOM] troops who are in the
country and particularly in Mogadishu so that they can restore peace
Amir Musa said African Union troops have the support of the wider
international community to continue with their operations in Somalia.
Relations between Arab League and Somalia have been improving in the
recent past despite the deteriorating situation in the country.
Eritrea has meanwhile, rejected the current TFG and said the support
it is getting from the Ethiopian government is not at all beneficial
to the Somali people and that it will not support the TFG nor
By Abdinasir Mohamed