President’s security adviser refutes claims he met with TPLF officials

Moalim has held several top security-related positions in the past governments, including Farmajo’s national security advisor and deputy director of the National Intelligence and security agency [NISA].

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President’s security adviser refutes claims he met with TPLF officials

MOGADISHU, Somalia – The National Security Advisor of President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud has denied reports on social media that he met with TPLF leader Debretsion Gebremichael in Djibouti last week.

Hussein Moalim said he did not leave Mogadishu for an abroad trip since his appointment on May 24, describing the claims as “fake news” and calling on the public to be aware of this report.

“Please beware of the fake news circulating on the net: I have not traveled outside Mogadishu since I was appointed National Security Advisor to the President of Somalia,” he tweeted on June 3.

His denial comes amid reports that Ethiopian PM Abiy Ahmed held a secret meeting with TPLF leaders in Nigeria during his last week's visit, a claim that Addis Ababa has rejected as “baseless and propaganda”.

Moalim has held several top security-related positions in the past governments, including Farmajo’s national security advisor and deputy director of the National Intelligence and security agency [NISA].

Sources revealed to Keydmedia Online that the team of Farmajo has fabricated the news indicating that the Somali government has sent a delegation to Israel and Moalim’s meeting with the TPLF leaders.

During his previous term, Hassan Sheikh had ties to the TPLF-led Ethiopian government.

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