President Farmaajo lands in UAE to begin official visit

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President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmaajo and and his delegation arrived in the UAE for the beginning of bilateral discussions with the Government of the UAE.

President Farmajo was welcomed in Abu Dhabi by Sultan Bin Saeed Al Badi, the UAE’s Minister of Justice.

The official Villa Somalia Twitter handle stated that the Presidents visit will mainly focus on “bilateral and trade cooperation.”The tweet also went on to say that the UAE is “a reliable partner with whom we share strong political and economic ties.”

This visit comes at a time when there has been great diplomatic rifts between Somalia and the UAE following Somalia’s neutral stance on the Gulf crisis.