Djibouti president concludes two-day official visit to Somalia

The president of Djibouti, Ismail Omar Guelleh, has left the Somali capital, Mogadishu, and returned to his country after a two-day official visit to Somalia.

During the visit, Guelleh held bilateral talks with his Somali counterpart, Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo.

The two leaders discussed bilateral ties, security cooperation and other issues of mutual concern.

On the first day of Guelleh’s visit to Mogadishu, President Farmajo hosted a state dinner at Villa Somalia for his Djiboutian counterpart, where the two leaders were entertained by Somali and Djiboutian singers.

The two leaders then together inaugurated the new embassy of the Republic of Djibouti in Mogadishu.

The two countries share historic relations and Djibouti has played an active role in the Somali reconciliation process.

Djibouti has also contributed troops to the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM), which is helping the Somali government in maintaining security in the Horn of Africa nation.