Djibouti President begins 48-hour official visit to Somalia

Djibouti President Ismaïl Omar Guelleh. Photo: RR

NEWSROOM (ADV) – Djibouti President Ismaïl Omar Guelleh arrived Saturday in Mogadishu, Somalia, for a 48-hour official visit.

According to a statement by the Djibouti presidency, the Djiboutian head of state’s working stay should help boost the cooperation relations between the two brotherly and friendly countries.

The leaders of the two countries will have a face-to-face meeting at Villa Somalia and will examine on this occasion several topics of common interest including the strategic rehabilitations to be undertaken in terms of security cooperation after the withdrawal of AMISOM forces deployed in Somalia, the economic partnership, or the latest developments in the region.

Presidents Guelleh and Farmajo will at the same time co-chair the working meeting between the delegations of the two countries, which will discuss many issues of common interest with a view to greater cooperation in various and diverse fields.

According to the same source, the other highlight of the Djiboutian head of state’s visit to Mogadishu will be the important speech he will make on the second day of his visit to the Somali parliamentarians and senators gathered in Congress.

The Somali head of state, Mohamed Abdillahi Farmajo, will also offer a lunch in honor of President Guelleh, whose work stay in Mogadishu will also be the occasion to inaugurate the brand new premises of the Djibouti embassy in Somalia.

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