Ethiopian President Sahle Work Zewde has received credentials from the newly appointed Somali Ambassador to Ethiopia Abdullahi Ahmed Jama Ilka-Jiir.
Abdullahi was a former candidate in the Puntland presidential election in 2009. He would later serve as the Puntland.
Before entering politics, Ilka-jiir served in the Somali army, where he rose to the rank of general.
After receiving the credentials, the new ambassador proceeded to his new embassy office, where a brief ceremony was held to welcome the Ilka-Jiir to Ethiopia.