Somali president returns home after visits to Burundi, Djibouti

Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo returned this evening to Mogadishu after official visits to Burndi and Djibouti.

In a two-day visit to Burundi, President Farmajo held bilateral talks with his Burundian counterpart, Pierre Nkurunziza.

Presidents Farmajo and Nkurunziza discussed regional issues, including the fight against Al-Shabab group and expanding the peacekeeping operations of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM).

In a brief visit to Djibouti, President Farmajo held talks with his Djiboutian counterpart, Ismail Omar Guelleh.

The two leaders discussed the brotherly relations between the two countries and ways of strengthening them, in addition to regional issues.

The Somali leader did not travel to Ethiopia where some reports had indicated he would meet the president of the self-declared Republic of Somaliland, Muse Bihi Abdi.