Ethiopian Delegation Arrives in Somalia

An Ethiopian delegation arrived in Somalia on Saturday to meet with top officials and help resolve a political crisis threatening the fragile interim administration, a government spokesman said.

Ethiopian Delegation Arrives in Somalia

An Ethiopian delegation led by Foreign Affairs Minister Seyoum Mesfin arrived this morning in Baidoa and held a closed-door meeting with President Abdullahi Yusuf,'' Somalia government spokesman Abdirahman Dinari told Reuters.

``They came to settle the differences between the top officials of Somalia's government.'' Politicians say the government is split between Yusuf and parliamentary speaker Sharif Hassan Sheikh Adan, and Prime Minister Ali Mohamed Gedi who asked for proposed talks with rival Islamists to be postponed. In the past week, 40 senior officials have deserted the government, many of them citing Gedi's reluctance to reach out to the Islamists who control a large swathe of south Somalia.

Source: The New York Times

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