Somalia says Ethiopia attempted to obstruct its president from attending AU summit


MOGADISHU (Somaliguardian) – Somalia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on Saturday that Ethiopia’s government attempted to obstruct a delegation led by its President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud from attending the African Union summit in Addis Ababa.

“The Federal Republic of Somalia condemns the provocative attempt by the Ethiopian government to obstruct the delegation of the Somali President from attending the 2024 African Union summit in Addis Ababa,” Somali Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement.

“This action breaches all diplomatic and international protocols and, most critically, the established traditions of the African Union,” it added.

Somali government called on the African Union to establish an investigation into the incident and stressed that such actions should prompt the body to reevaluate the location of its headquarters.

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