Somali president lauds army’s victory against Al-Shabaab
Somalia has thanked Djibouti for its unwavering support and the sacrifice of its peacekeepers in the country who are part of the AU mission.
MOGADISHU, Somalia - Somalia, and Somalia agreed on Sunday to boost economic and security ties after talks between the two countries' leaders Hassan Sheikh and Ismail Omar Guelleh.
Speaking at a joint press conference, Somali leader Hassan Sheikh said both nations are ready to jointly face the Horn of Africa crisis and take the opportunity in the region and beyond.
He added that Somalia which lowered its diplomatic relations with Djibouti during Farmajo's regime now plans to fix all things so as to promote healthy, stable, and vibrant ties and join hands again.
Somalia's president has thanked Djibouti for its unwavering support and the sacrifice of its peacekeepers in the country who are part of the AU mission sent to stabilize the nation and fight Al-Shabab.
For his part, Guelleh said Djibouti is committed to supporting Somalia to stand on its feet after conflict, adding that his country hopes to strengthen cultural and people-to-people exchanges.
He stressed that Djibouti will always be ready for openness, free trade, and win-win cooperation in all areas. Djibouti and Somalia were one country before the 19th century but were divided by the colonial powers.
Somali president is on the Horn of Africa tour having visited Eritrea, Kenya, and Djibouti this month, and is expected to pay a trip to Ethiopia for talks with PM Abiy Ahmed, an ally of his predecessor Farmajo.
The President sent a message to the Somali people and asked them to prepare for the reconstruction of the country after Al-Shabaab's removal from all areas under the group's control now.