The Prime minister of Ethiopia Hailemariam Desalegn stated that his country will not withdraw its troops from Somalia until they reach their goal of combating the threats of al Shabaab in the region.
He reiterated that Ethiopian forces since joining AMISOM last year have made great achievement and will continue their fight against al Shabaab.
“There is no cause of withdrawing our forces at this time, we will fight al Shabaab to the maximum possible,” Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Deslaegn told reporters.
Mr. Hailemariam said al Shabaab create a threat to the region and Ethiopia would support African Union (AU) and Somali troops in the country as long as the threat persists.
Ethiopian troops invaded Somalia in November 2011 to back the federal government fight against al Shabaab. The PM’s remarks comes days after al Shabaab attacked the federal parliament.
Gtimes newsdesk – Source: Radio Goobjoog