​Somalia: President Farmajo held meeting with Emir of Qatar in Doha


DOHA, Qatar- The President of Somalia’s Federal government Mohamed Abdulahi Mohamed Farmajo was reported held meeting with the Emir of the state of Qatar Shaikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani on Wednesday evening, Garowe Online reports.

President Farmajo departed to Qatar on Wednesday on a state visit after receiving an official invitation from the Qatari government, however, prior to his trip, Farmajo concluded a visit to Djibouti where he met his counterpart President Ismail Omar Guelleh.

The meeting between Farmajo and Emir of Qatar held in the Presidential Palace in Doha, and reported the two leaders discussed a wide range of issues, mainly the bilateral relationships, security, economy, drought crisis and rebuilding the national army of Somalia.

Accompanying President Farmajo are members of the cabinet ministers including Foreign Affairs, Interior, Planning and Defense ministers and are scheduled to meet with their Qatari counterparts in Doha. 

During the state visit, President Farmajo is also expected to meet other top government officials in Doha to discuss the progress in the country and efforts to rebuild the nation.

On the other hand, President Farmajo and his delegate are set to participate in a welcoming event to be held today evening in Doha organized by the Diaspora community in Qatar.

This is President Farmajo’s first state visit to Qatar and the tenth overseas since his landslide victory in the presidential against former President Hasan Shaikh Mahmoud in last February.


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