Somali president to pay official visit to Egypt

May 16, 2017

Somalia's newly-elected President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo addresses lawmakers after winning the vote at the airport in Somalia's capital Mogadishu, February 8, 2017. REUTERS/Feisal Omar

Sources from Somalia’s state House ‘ Villa Somalia’ reported that Somali president Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed Farmaajo, will visit North African Nation of Egypt after the president received and accepted official invitation from Egyptian president Abdulfatah el-Sisi.

The invitation from the leader of Egypt comes after Somali president Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed Farmajo, and Egyptian Prime Minister Sherif Ismail, met in London, during international conference of Somalia which took place on 11th May at Lancaster house in London.

Prime Minister Sherif Ismail, told president Mohamed Abdullahi, of Somalia that Egyptian president invited him to pay official visit to Egypt which the president accepted, as sources indicated.

“The Somali​ president welcomed Al-Sisi’s invitation, referring to the historical relations between the two countries and the long-standing role played by Egypt to support Somalia” Egyptian Daily News reported on Sunday.

Farmajo will pay his official visit to Egypt this week.

Farmajo and El-Sisi are expected to discuss several issues including Security, economic and the relation between the two nations.

Farmajo’s visit to Egypt becomes his eight outing since Somalia’s parliament was elected Farmajo as Somalis next four years president on 8th February this year after tight security election took place at former air force base locally known as Afasioni in Somali capital Mogadishu. Farmajo payed official visit to Ethiopia, Kenya, UK, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and Jordan.

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