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Egypt: FM to meet Somali president

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Sunday, March 10, 2013

Assistant Foreign Minister for African Affairs Ambassador Mona Omar, in statements to MENA 9/3/2013, said that Foreign Minister Mohamed Kamel Amr is heading to the Kenyan capital Nairobi on the way to his one-day visit to Somalia accompanied by a high profile diplomatic delegation.

The Somalia visit is the first of its kind by an Egyptian official at the ministerial level for more than 20 years, she said.

Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mahmoud will receive the Egyptian Foreign Minister who will hold official talks with his Somali counterpart, she said, adding that the Egyptian top diplomat will hold meetings with the Somali Defense Minister and Parliament Speaker.

The visit represents Egypt's support to the currently first-elected Somali government and is expected to promote cooperation between the two countries and increase the Egyptian aid to Somalia especially in the field of training new Somali cadres to help build the new Somali State, she noted.


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