Somalia, Djibouti discuss bilateral relations and fight against 'terror'

By Staff Editor , Somalia

DJIBOUTI - Somali president, Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo has arrived in Djibouti on Tuesday night on an official visit to meet with President Ismaïl Omar Guelleh, Garowe Online reports.

Guelleh received the visiting Somali president and his entourage at the state house and held talks focused on strengthening the bilateral relations between the two brotherly countries and the security.

The two leaders also reviewed the situation in the region, one of the fastest growing economies in the world that have seen a remarkable economic expansion for the last years.

President Farmajo praised Djibouti for its role in AMISOM - the African Union Mission in Somalia and thanked President Guelleh for his warm reception and unwavering support to the war-torn country.

Djibouti has deployed a contingent of troops to Hiiraan region in central Somalia as a part of AMISOM which is made up of 22,000 soldiers from Uganda, Burundi, Kenya and Ethiopia.

On his side, president Guelleh said he is delighted to see the achievements of Farmajo's administration, adding that his government will maintain its close relation and support to Somalia.

Somali President paid a two-day visit to Burundi, where he met with his counterpart, President Pierre and held talks on the AU troops drawdown plan in Somalia.

After their meeting, the two presidents called for an urgent summit to discuss the contested withdrawal of 1,000 Burundian troops from Somalia before the end of the month.

Farmajo is accompanied by the defence minister, Hassan Mohamed, his national security adviser, Abdisaid Muse Ali, the army chief, Dahir Aden Elmi on his trip to Burundi and Djibouti.


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