Addis Ababa August 07/2017 Somali officials are here in Addis Ababa for a week-long visit to share Ethiopia’s best practices in Federalism.
The experience sharing is expected to benefit Somalia in its endeavor to exercise federalism system.
Ministry of Federal and Pastoral Development Affairs (MoFPDA) State Minister, Mulugeta Wuletaw said the delegates will be briefed on how the system and the relevant institutions operate.
Through federalism Ethiopia has managed to build a democratic system that embraces scores of nations, nationalities and peoples who live in harmony and administer themselves, he added.
The country has also managed to enable these nations, nationalities and people live peacefully together by maintaining unity in diversity, according to state minister.
Above all “we are promoting and nurturing the culture of peace that we maintain and will pass on to the new generation and beyond. We are very happy to share with you what we have and are ready to learn from your experience,” Mulugeta told the delegation.
Somalia’s Internal and Federal Reconciliation Ministry Permanent Secretary, Abdullahi Mohamoud Hassen said on his part his country chose the federal system in order to rehabilitate and resurrect itself from the over twenty year crisis.
According to him, strengthening further the federal system would have significant contribution for Somalia’s peace.
He added that the federal system is the option that will help demolish terrorist entities once for all through peace protecting process.