Kenyan, Ethiopian, and Djiboutian defence ministers and army commanders met in Mogadishu on Tuesday afternoon ahead of the summit for heads of state from frontline countries.
The Somali minister of information, Daud Aweys, stated at a press conference in Mogadishu that the meeting would focus on developing a unified strategy and cooperation among the region’s frontline states.
“Somalia hosts Defence Ministers and Chiefs of Defense Forces from Frontline States (Djibouti, Kenya, and Ethiopia) to discuss and adopt a common position on regional security and the fight against Al Shabab,” the Information Minister stated.
“This meeting is important because Somalia’s current security situation affects not only Somalia but also neighbouring countries. This meeting will make it easier to collectively eliminate the Khawarij “He went on to say.
The ministers and army chief will prepare agendas for Wednesday’s head of states summit, which is expected to focus on the fight against al Shabab.