SANA'A, Nov. 27 (Saba)- Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi is expected to arrive in Yemen on Thursday to hold talks with a number of Yemeni officials on the fields of mutual cooperation between the two countries. Diplomatic sources were quoted by the 26September weekly as saying that Zenawi is to discuss with President Ali Abdullah Saleh means of developing the common interests of both countries. "The talks will focus on issues related to the Sana'a Forum and the ongoing preparations for holding the upcoming summit in the Sudanese capital Khartoum next month", said the sources. "The Yemeni-Ethiopian talks will deal with the issues of the Horn of Africa, particularly developments in Somalia and the international and regional efforts to end the Somali crisis and restore its security and stability".
Somalia's Transitional Government Fears Withdrawal of Ethiopian Troops
Officials in Somalia's transitional federal government are expressing deep concern about the future of the government after its chief military backer and political ally, Ethiopia, announced its intention to withdraw its forces from Somalia by the end of the year. As VOA Correspondent Alisha Ryu reports from our East Africa Bureau in Nairobi, the government is battling for its survival as Islamist insurgents close in on the capital Mogadishu and the seat of parliament in Baidoa more..http://www.voanews.com/english/2008-11-28-voa40.cfm?rss=topstoriesRelated Stores
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