Somalia President on a 2-day Official Visit to Egypt

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    Somalia President on a 2-day Official Visit to Egypt

    MOGADISHU, Somalia, (Horn Observer) Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmaajo has been warmly received by his counterpart, Abdulfaatix Al Siisii in the Egyptian capital, Cairo, during an official two day official visit to Egypt, Statement from Vill

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President Farmaajo arrives at Cairo airport for 2 day official visit to Egypt. Photo Credit: Villa Somalia
MOGADISHU, Somalia, (Horn Observer) Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmaajo has been warmly received by his counterpart, Abdulfaatix Al Siisii in the Egyptian capital, Cairo, during an official two day official visit to Egypt, Statement from Villa Somalia said.

The Somali president and his delegates were taken to the presidential palace, after taking a guard of honor along with the Egyptian president Abdul Fatah Siisii from the armed forces of Egypt,

The two presidents met in private meeting and discussed strengthening the biletral relations and cooperation of the two countries in areas of education, economy and immigration, the statement released by the Villa Somalia read.

According to the statement, the two presidents further discussed that Egypt Air to start direct flights - Mogadishu - Cairo, to ease the visas for the Service and Diplomatic passport holders and that Egyptian government establishes a center that facilitates the training of the Somali diplomats and the Egyptian government increases the scholarships for the Somali students and the two presidents agreed all issues discussed.


Among the president’s delegates include the Minister of foreign affairs, Minister of Agriculture,  Minister of Water and Minerals, State minister for higher education and several members of the Somalia parliament.

It is not clear how the Somali president's visit to Egypt would effect  Somalia's relationship to Ethiopia. Ethiopia and Egyptian has been in conflict over the water from the Nile river, after Ethiopia built Grand Renaissance Damp that generates electricity, an act that Egypt opposed.  Ethiopia is a member of troop contributing countries and member of AU troops stationed in Somalia, while Egypt is leading country for the Coalition of Sunni Alliance that is fighting against Huthi Rebels in Yemen.

The Visit follows after the Saudi coalition continue to pressure the Somali government over its neutral position against the Gulf crisis, creating divisions within the Somali government and its federal member states.

- Horn Observer -


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