Gen. Adde Muse, the Puntland leader, was addressing the opening ceremony of a new office for the NEC electricity company, which opened today in Garowe, the capital of Puntland.
The Puntland leader said that a general security agreement was signed last month between the Puntland regional authority and Ethiopia's federal government, but indicated that there are "no hidden features" in that agreement.
President Muse acknowledged that there is growing public dissatisfaction with the Puntland-Ethiopia security arrangement, especially in light of controversial extraditions of Somali civilians detained in Puntland and transferred over to the Ethiopian government.
At Thursday's weekly Puntland Cabinet meeting, President Muse detailed his weeks-long trip to Addis Ababa, where he worked out security arrangements with Ethiopian officials.
Puntland Information Minister Abdirahman Bangah told journalists after the meeting that three special committees were established to deal with rising insecurity, coordinate the government's humanitarian efforts and conduct a population census for the regions.
The Ethiopian government enjoys cordial relations with regional rulers in Somalia, especially in the self-governing regions of Puntland and Somaliland, and with the country's interim federal government in Mogadishu.