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The capital has been put on lockdown ahead of the arrival of the president of the nighbouring country on Wednesday morning.
MOGADISHU, Somalia - The President of Djibouti Ismail Omar Guelleh arrived in Mogadishu on Wednesday on an official visit which comes as Somalia is making gains in the war on Al-Shabaab.
Guelleh was welcomed by Federal Government officials led by President Hassan Sheikh at the Aden Abdulle International Airport under tight security with main streets put under lockdown.
President Guelleh was escorted to Villa Somalia, the country's presidential palace after a brief reception, where he is having talks with President Hassan Sheikh and heads of the regional states.
The main streets of Mogadishu were closed before the arrival of the president of Djibouti by the security forces to prevent Al-Shabaab from carrying out explosions during Guelleh's visit.
The capital has been put on lockdown, the people were using their foot to reach their destinations ahead of the arrival of the president of the nighbouring country on Wednesday morning," said KON's Mogadishu correspondent.
The two presidents will jointly inaugurate the New Regional Somali Language Academy which Guelleh laid its foundation stone in February 2015.
The sources in Villa Somalia said that one of the guests attending the inauguration of the center is the president of the Somali regional State in Ethiopia, Mustafa Omer, and Kenya's defense minister Aden Duale.