Mogadishu — Upon his arrival, Prime met with Federal Government of Somalia's President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, Foreign Minister Fowsiyo Haji Aden, Defence Minister Abdihakin Haji Mohamud Fiqi and Somali National Army Chief Dahir Aden Elmi (Indho-Qarshe).
Speaking about what prompted his visit, he noted that his aim is to assess the situation of Burundian-AMISOM forces on the frontlines and to discuss the role of Burundi peacekeeping forces in ensuring lasting peace throughout southern part of the country with the Somali Federal Government officials.
"We are committed to remain as an important security partner until Somalia would become more stable and secure," said Prime.
After meeting with the government officials, the Chief toured Somali ministry of defence headquarters and Burundian and Somali forces positions in Mogadishu.
It is the third time for Niyongabo to visit Mogadishu and his country's troops back the Somali Federal government forces in an effort to stabilize Mogadishu and more territories in southern Somalia.
Burundian and Ugandan troops expanded out of Mogadishu and dislodge Al Shabaab militants from a string of strategic towns including agriculture-rich town of Jowhar, Lower Shabelle regional capital of Marka and neighbouring Afgoye in 2012.