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The prime minister's visit coincided with Monday, as Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo also left for Ethiopia.
MOGADISHU, Somalia - A high-level delegation led by Somalia's Prime Minister Mohamed Hussein Roble left the Horn of Africa country's capital, Mogadishu on Monday for Qatar.
Roble received an invitation from the Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, who was a close ally to the outgoing president Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo for the past 4 years.
Somalia's foreign minister Mohamed Abdirizak said he met with his Qatari counterpart Mohammed bin Abdul Rahman Al Thani at his office ahead of PM Roble’s arrival in Doha city.
Prime Minister Roble's visit is meant to strengthen ties between the two brotherly countries - Somalia and Qatar, according to a statement issued by his office after his departure.
It is the 6th foreign trip by Roble this year and coincided with Farmajo's arrival in Ethiopia on Monday for the inauguration of Abiy for the 2nd term in office after winning the June election.
No group has claimed responsibility for his murder, but such incidents bear all the hallmarks of past attacks in Somalia by Al-Shabaab militants.