Abdullahi Yusuf (file photo)Security Council diplomats met first with Somali President Abdullahi Yusuf Monday ahead of discussions with leaders of the opposition Alliance for the Reliberation of Somalia (ARS). more .. http://www.voanews.com/english/2008-06-02-voa16.cfm
Somalia president links Ethiopia pullout to UN deployment
DJIBOUTI (AFP) — Somalia's president told a UN Security Council mission Monday that a UN peacekeeping mission must be deployed in his country before Ethiopian troops can withdraw.
"The eventual withdrawal of the Ethiopian troops from Somalia is contingent on the deployment of the United Nations peacemaking force and the cessation of hostilities," Abdullahi Yusuf Ahmed said.
"I would like to state very clearly that there should not be a security vacuum in Somalia," he added.