President Kenyatta in first Somalia visit by Kenyan leader in 30 years

September 13, 2016 4:39 pm
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President Kenyatta - who walked through troops in line on arrival at the Aden Adde International Airport in Mogadishu - was received by his host President Hassan Sheikh Mohamoud/PSCU
President Kenyatta – who walked through troops in line on arrival at the Aden Adde International Airport in Mogadishu – was received by his host President Hassan Sheikh Mohamoud/PSCU

, MOGADISHU, SOMALIA, Sep 13 – President Uhuru Kenyatta Tuesday flew into the Somali capital, Mogadishu, to attend a special IGAD Summit.

President Kenyatta – who walked through troops in line on arrival at the Aden Adde International Airport in Mogadishu – was received by his host President Hassan Sheikh Mohamoud.

This is the first visit to Somalia by a Kenyan Head of State in three decades.

President Kenyatta and President Mohamoud later held brief bilateral talks at a hotel near the airport ahead of the special IGAD Summit.

The Summit, also attended by Uganda President Yoweri Museveni and Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn, will discuss the progress Somalia has made towards entrenching security and stability.

Kenya, Uganda and Ethiopia are among the countries with troops in Somalia.

President Kenyatta and President Mohamoud later held brief bilateral talks at a hotel near the airport ahead of the special IGAD Summit/PSCU
President Kenyatta and President Mohamoud later held brief bilateral talks at a hotel near the airport ahead of the special IGAD Summit/PSCU

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