President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi in a meeting with Somali counterpart Mohamed Abdullahi Farmaajo in Cairo, Egypt. April 23, 2019. Press Photo
CAIRO - 23 April 2019: President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi met with Somali counterpart Mohamed Abdullahi Farmaajo in Cairo on Tuesday in the presence of Minister of Foreign Affairs Sameh Shokry and Chief of General Intelligence Abbas Kamel.
Farmaajo presented the latest developments in Somalia, and the steps followed by the central government to reinstate security and stability, and to overcome different challenges.
Presidency Spokesperson Bassam Rady said in a statement that President Sisi expressed Egypt’s keenness to continue strengthening all aspects of bilateral cooperation, and provide all types of support needed by Somalis to build state institutions, and establish peace and security.
On his side, the Somali president expressed his appreciation for the historic relations between both countries praising the historic role played by Egypt to back the country’s efforts to achieve security and stability.
Farmaajo affirmed eagerness to pursue coordination and consultation with Egypt upon different matters. The Somali president also praised Egypt for hosting two African summit meetings on Sudan and Libya on Tuesday, and for its effective role on the continental scale, particularly in light of its chairmanship of the African Union (AU).