Somalia: president due to meet his Egyptian counterpart in Cairo

The president of the republic of Somalia Hassan Sheikh Mohamud arrived Cairo, the capital of Egypt after he got official invitation from his counterpart Egyptian president Abdifatah Al-sisi.

On touching down at Cairo airport, president Hassan and his delegation received warm welcome from Egyptian minister for research and higher studies Abu Nsri, the ambassador of Somalia to Egypt Abdullahi Hassan and other officials.

President Hassan is expected to take separate closed door meeting with Egyptian president Gen. Abdifatah Al-Sisi and secretary general of Arab league Nabil Al-Arabi on Monday.

His talks with Gen. Al-Sisi will focus on strengthening the bilateral relations between the two nations and persuading Egypt to double its commitment to take part in the re-building of Somalia that is regaining stability after more than two decades of civil strife.

President Hassan is accompanied by key out-going government ministers including ministers for foreign affairs Duale Beilah, Justice Farah Abdulkadir and finance.

This is the second official visit of president Hassan to Egypt within one year, earlier on June president Hassan attended the inauguration ceremony of Egyptian president Abdul Fatah Al-Sisi.