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Rwanda, Somali Presidents hold talks

Rwandan President Paul Kagame has held talks on cooperation with visiting Somali President, Sheikh Shariff Sheikh Ahmed.

The Somali President is in Kigali for a two day visit, and is leading a delegation of Somali Government officials that includes Hussein Sheikh Mohamed Hussein, the Somali Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Agriculture and Maj. Gen. Abdullahi Sheikh Ali Dini, Chief of Staff of Somali Army.

Speaking to the press at the end of the meeting, the Rwanda Minister of Foreign Affairs, Louise Mushikiwabo said that discussions between the two Heads of State dwelt on the situation in Somalia in general and the upcoming elections and constitution making:

“The President of Somalia requested Rwanda’s continued support and advocacy as Somalia continues to build and consolidate peace around the country,” the Minister said. “Rwanda is already training Somali police and Revenue officials in the spirit of African solidarity.”

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