ADDIS ABABA – Prime Minister of Ethiopia Abiy Ahmed is in Djibouti for an official visit and to attend the inaugural ceremony of the president of Djibouti.
The PM left Addis Ababa Bole international Airport for Djibouti city early Friday.
“Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and his delegation arrived in Djibouti earlier today on an official visit and to attend the inaugural ceremony of the President of the Republic of Djibouti,” the PM office said in a brief statement.
Djibouti’s veteran ruler Ismail Omar Guelleh was re-elected for a fifth term as president with more than 98 percent of the vote in an Election the neighboring country hosted in April.
Apart from Abiy, President Muse Biihi of Somaliland, Somali’s Prime Minister Mohamed Roble are among dignitaries who are already in Djibouti ahead of Guelleh’s inauguration on Saturday.
Rwanda’s Prime Minister Édouard Ngirente will also be representing President Paul Kagame at the inauguration ceremony.
Guelleh defeated his sole rival, businessman Zakaria Ismail Farah, in an election, observers said was conducted smoothly and with no reports of misconduct.