Government of Ethiopia (Addis Ababa)

14 January 2013

Somalia: President Mohamud on a Visit to U.S.

President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud left Sunday (January 13th) for a visit for the United States. He is heading a delegation that includes the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Fowzia Yusuf Haji Adan, and other senior officials.

A statement from the President's Office in Mogadishu said the President would be having discussions with US officials on bilateral, regional and international issues of mutual interest covering issues of security and development. He will also be holding meetings with members of the large Somali Community that lives in the United States.

Since his election, President Mahmoud has made a number of visits to neighboring countries in the Horn of Africa, including Uganda, Ethiopia, Kenya, Djibouti and Sudan and to Turkey, signing several bilateral agreements to help build and strengthen bilateral relationships to overcome security and developmental problems.

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