Somalia President commences first state visit to Kenya

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President Uhuru Kenyatta with Somalia President Mohamed Abdullahi at State House
President Uhuru Kenyatta with Somalia President Mohamed Abdullahi at State House

President Uhuru Kenyatta received his Somalia counterpart president Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed who is in the Country for his first visit.

President Mohamed was welcomed at State House Nairobi with complete honor, signified by a 21 gun salute.

Thereafter, the two leaders held bilateral talks aimed at bolstering cooperation between Kenya and Somalia.

The bilateral talks also entailed the need to boost efforts to scale up collaboration in mutual areas of interest identified during the inaugural session of the joint commission for cooperation that was held in Nairobi July 2015.

Somalia President Mohamed Abdullahi is currently in Kenya on a state visit ahead of the IGAD summit
Somalia President Mohamed Abdullahi is currently in Kenya on a state visit ahead of the IGAD summit

The two are also expected to speak on trade and investment, Security, Education, resources sharing and development, agriculture, livestock development, fisheries, tourism and immigration, which have been identified as areas of cooperation between the two countries.

During the inauguration of Somalia president, President Uhuru Kenyatta pledged Kenya’s continued support to the Horn of Africa Countries.

The President promised to continue working with Somalia for its peace, stability and growth.