Somalia president honours Guelleh with national medal


MOGADISHU (SMN) – The President of Somalia Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, honored his Djibouti, counterpart Ismail Omar Guelleh with a National Medal at a dinner event held at the Presidency.


President Guelleh earned the country’s highest Medal for his role in the Somali state building after Djibouti hosted first peace conference in 2000 which produced first transition government following the civil war that broke out in 1991.

President Ismail Omar Guelle thanked Mohamud for the honorary medal, adding that the bond between Somalia and Djibouti is based on common citizenship, togetherness and neighborliness.

Guelleh is on a three-day official state visit to Mogadishu, where he jointly inaugurated with Mohamud the intergovernmental academy of Somali language on Thursday.


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