Somalia's President returns to Mogadishu after London conference


MOGADISHU, Somalia- Somalia's President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed Farmajo has on Saturday returned back to the Somali capital of Mogadishu, after attending London conference, Garowe Online reports.

On arrival, the President and his delegation were received at Aden Adde International Airport in Mogadishu by Ministers, Federal MPs and senior officials from Villa Somalia, the Presidential Palace.

Leaders of the Federal member states accompanied President's delegation that returned home today.

President Farmajo has attended the two-day high level conference in UK which focused on ways to support the Federal government, address country's deepening security and humanitarian crisis.

In a keynote speech at the opening ceremony of the event on Thursday, Farmajo called for an end to the long-running arms embargo on his country to fight al-Shabaab.

The London conference also highlighted key issues, including promoting good governance, public finance management, strengthening Somalia’s relationship with International community and rebuild the national army.

The meeting, attended by representatives from 40 nations, regional heads of state, International organizations and UN Secretary General aimed to strike a new agreement between Somalia and its international partners network to speed up progress on security, development and political reform by 2020.

The official visit to UK was Farmajo’s sixth foreign trip since his election by the Somali Federal lawmakers in Mogadishu in February this year.


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