Somali president arrives in Eritrea’s Asmara

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MOGADISHU, Somalia – Somali president Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed has Friday paid a two-day visit to Eritrea’s capital, Asmara.

Upon his arrival, Mohamed received a red-carpet welcome from his Eritrean counterpart Asis Afwerk.

Somali delegation was escorted to state house where the two presidents discussed on bilateral relations, corporation and fighting against terrorism.

Mohamed is scheduled to attend pass out of Special Forces trained by Eritrean government, a reliable source said.

He says president Mohamed would sign a pact with his counterpart Afwerki to train more troops for the 2021 elections in Somalia.

Eritrea has already started training soldiers for Somalia to win fighting against al Shabaab, an al Qaeda linked group.

Since normalizing ties in 2018, both leaders have met numerous times in Mogadishu, Asmara and Addis Ababa of Ethiopia.

The leaders from Somalia, Ethiopia and Eritrea agreed to work on regional integration.

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