Jijiga February 19/2013 A Somalia parliamentary delegation led by the country's Parliament Speaker, Professor Mohamed Sheikh Osman Jawari visited various development activities being carried out in Somali Regional State on Monday.
The delegation visited, among others, the Jigjiga University, Jigjiga Technical, Vocational and Water Technology College, Dr. Abdulmejid Hussein Teachers' Training College and Meles Zenawi memorial hospital.
The delegation has also discussed with Somali nationals, who have got scholarships in the Jigjiga University.
After the visit, the Speaker told ENA that his country is desirous to share best practices from Ethiopia's federal system.
According to him, his country learned a lot from the federal system in Ethiopia and it is useful for Somalia's reconstruction and reconciliation process.
The Speaker said Somalia wishes to learn from the Ethiopian federal system that provides the regional states the right to administer themselves.
He attested that this practice is helping the regional states to undertake development activities by themselves.
The Speaker lauded the efforts of the Somali regional government to ensure the benefits of the public from basic facilities.
He said the development facilities such as education, health and safe water facilities and infrastructure development in the capital Jigjiga displayed ongoing efforts to speed up development in the region.
He also lauded the Ethiopian government for the scholarships it has been giving to Somali nationals.
Somali State Deputy Chief, Abdulahi Yusuf on his part said the delegation's visit to Ethiopia is the fruit of the country's foreign policy.