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Presidents of Kenya, Djibouti, Ethiopian PM arrive in Mogadishu

Thursday June 9, 2022


Mogadishu (HOL) - Djibouti President Ismail Omar Guelleh, Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta, and Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed arrived in Mogadishu on Thursday to join delegates from 20 countries for Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud's inauguration ceremony.

Prime Minister Mohamed Hussein Roble warmly welcomed the presidents, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, and other dignitaries at Mogadishu's international airport. Today's ceremony will take place at the Afisiyoni tent inside the airport, amid Somali police imposed a complete curfew in Mogadishu, covering both vehicle and pedestrian traffic until Thursday at 5:00 AM.

Egyptian Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly and UAE State Minister for Foreign Affairs Sheikh Shakhboot Bin Nahyan Al Nahyan arrived early.

Mohamud was voted out of power in 2017 but re-elected by Somalia's parliament on 15 May in Mogadishu, defeating the outgoing president Mohamed Abdullahi Farmaajo in indirect elections.


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