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( Leaders of Somalia and Eritrea discuss bilateral relations

Posted by: Semere Asmelash

Date: Thursday, 25 April 2019

Somalia president in Eritrea after Egypt trip

The president of the Federal Government of Somalia, Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo on Wednesday arrived in Asmara, Eritrea’s capital, his second visit to the Horn of Africa nation since last year.

The Minister of Information of Eritrea, Yemane Meskel said president Farmajo accompanied by Minister of Education and other senior officials was accorded warm welcome by President Isaias Afwerki on arrival at Asmara International Airport.

Farmajo travelled to Asmara for the first time in July, where he and President Isaias agreed to establish diplomatic relations, exchange ambassadors, and promote bilateral trade.

Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki visited Somalia four months ago to cement the renewed ties.

On Tuesday, Somali president on Tuesday joined African leaders for summit talks on the upheavals in Sudan and Libya in Cairo which was hosted by Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi who warned against “a slide into chaos”.

Attendees in Cairo include Chadian President Idriss Deby, Rwanda’s head of state Paul Kagame, Congo’s Denis Sassou-Nguesso, Somalia’s Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, South Africa’s Cyril Ramaphosa and Djibouti’s leader Ismail Omar Guelleh, Egypt’s presidency flagged on Monday.

The leaders of South Africa and Somalia, among the first to arrive, held separate meetings with the Egyptian president before the first summit on Sudan.

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