The newly elected President of breakaway region of Somaliland Muse Bihi Abdi on Tuesday arrived in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa for an official state visit.
He was received at the Bole International Airport by Dr. Workneh Gebeyehu Ethiopia’s Minister for Foreign Affairs.
Speaking to reporters President Abdi said his visit is aimed at strengthening the longstanding ties between Ethiopia and Somaliland.
In his visit Abdi is expected to meet Ethiopian Prime Minister HaileMariam and other top government officials
Somaliland and landlocked Ethiopia share close economic ties.
Large percentage of goods imported by Ethiopia enters through Somaliland’s Berbera Port which Addis Ababa obtained a 19% partial share in May 2017.
Ethiopia becomes the second country after Djibouti that President Abdi is visiting since his election in November 2017