Ethiopia sends condolence to Somalia following the deadly attack Saturday

ethiopia-sends-condolence-to-somalia-following-the-deadly-attack-saturdayEthiopia sends condolence to Somalia following the deadly attack Saturday – Ethiopian Broadcasting Corporation

(EBC; October 17, 2017) – Ethiopia has expressed its deepest condolences to the government and people of Somalia following the deadly attack that killed scores of innocent civilians and wounded many more in Mogadishu on Saturday.

In his message of condolence to President Mohamed Abdulahi Mohamed on Monday, Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn stated “On behalf of the people and Government of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia and that of my own, I would like to extend my heartfelt sympathy and deep condolences to the Government of the Federal Republic of Somalia, the bereaved families and those injured in the attack.”

The incident is a reminder that the war on terror is not yet over and that radical terrorist organizations still continue to pose a threat to Somalia and the region at large, the Premier noted.

Foreign Minister Dr. Workneh Gebeyehu also sent a message of condolence to his counterpart, Mr. Yusuf Garaad Omar, reaffirming the commitment of his Government to further strengthening the fight against terrorism and extremism.

Dr. Workneh in his message underscored Ethiopia’s unflinching dedication to stand by the people and Government of Somalia.

Michael Keating, the UN special envoy to Somalia, called the attack “revolting”.

The US mission to Somalia said: “Such cowardly attacks reinvigorate the commitment of the United States to assist our Somali and African Union partners to combat the scourge of terrorism”.

The death toll in the bombing that hit the centre of Mogadishu on Saturday continues to rise, with more than 300 people now believed to have been killed and hundreds more seriously injured.

Source: MoFA