Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud
By Shafi’i Mohyaddin
Monday, February 10, 2014
The President of the Federal Republic of Somalia Hassan Sheik Mahmoud is in Turkey for a medical check-up. Presidential Spokesperson Abdirahman Omar Osman, who was reached for comment by the VOA Somali service, said that the president’s tour to Turkey was mainly about a medical check-up.
“There is nothing serious with the presidents health. The Somali President has been working hard for the past one and half year and now he has the opportunity to go and undergo a medical check-up,” Abdirahman Omar Osman said in his interview with the VOA Somali service on Sunday afternoon.
During the president’s visit in Turkey, the president will also reunite with his family residing there and will be spending time with them,” said the Presidential Spokesperson.
Meanwhile, the Somali President Hassan Sheik Mahmoud stopped at the Ambouli International Airport in Djibouti for two hours where he met with his Djiboutian counterpart Ismail Omar Guelleh.
Both men discussed strengthening brotherly and friendly ties between the two countries as the Djiboutian leader pledged his government will increase its assistance to Somalia.