Ethiopian troops awarded AU medals for contributing to peace and stability in Somalia


The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) has recognised Ethiopian soldiers for their contribution towards the restoration of peace and stability in Somalia.
The Ethiopian National Defence Forces (ENDF) soldiers received African Union medals and certificates after completing one year and six months of service in Somalia under AMISOM.
The troops were deployed under the AMISOM Sector 4 in Beletweyne, Hiraan region, where they operated alongside the Djibouti Armed Forces (DJAF) and the Somali National Army to degrade Al-Shabaab terrorists.
Ethiopia is one of the five AMISOM troop-contributing countries, alongside Burundi, Djibouti, Kenya and Uganda.
Col. Abdirahman Riyale Hared, the commander of the Djiboutian contingent under AMISOM, saluted the Ethiopian counterparts for the gallantry and steadfastness while implementing the AMISOM mandate to secure Somalia.