Somali president touches down in Djibouti

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MOGADISHU [SMN] – Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud arrived in Djibouti on Saturday shortly after wrapping up a one-day Kenya trip.

 

He received a warm welcome at the airport by President Ismail Omar Guelleh and was escorted to the presidential palace, where they held a meeting.

This is the 5th overseas trip by Hassan Sheikh Mohamud since his election on May 15. He visited UAE, Turkey, Eritrea, and Kenya.

Djibouti is a troop-contributing country to the African Union Mission in Somalia and is credited for holding the first conference for Somalia to form a transition government in 2000.

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