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Eritrean foreign minister arrives in Mogadishu for high-level talks

Hiiraan Online
Saturday April 6, 2019

Foreign Minister Osman Saleh (R) and Presidential Adviser Yemane Gebreab were received at Mogadishu airport by Somali Foreign Minister Ahmed Awad (L).

Mogadishu (HOL) Eritrean delegation led by the country’s foreign minister, Omar Saleh has today arrived in Mogadishu, the capital city of Somalia. Yemane Gebreab, a close adviser and confidante of Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki is also part of the high-level delegation.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Ahmed Awad, welcomed the minister and his delegation at Adan Adde International on behalf of the Somali government.

In a Twitter post, The President's office said the delegation will hold talks with Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo.

The presidency did not disclose what would be on the agenda.

"Foreign Minister of the government of Eritrea, Omar Saleh and Eritrean Presidential advisor, Yemane Gabreab have arrived in Mogadishu. They will be holding a meeting with President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo today,” the post reads.

Somalia and Eritrea agreed to restore diplomatic relations in July 2018 after 15 years.

According to a joint statement by the two presidents, the two countries will soon reopen their embassies countries.

The meeting comes barely three weeks after a similar Eritrean delegation travelled to Hargeisa, the capital of the self-declared state of Somaliland for talks centred on regional cooperation.


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