President Mohamed Abdullahi “Farmajo” heads to Egypt for Summit

MOGADISHU  – Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo is expected to travel to Egypt this week for African Business Summit,

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi will host five African Heads of State and various high-level dignitaries for the Africa 2017 Forum that will take place in the beach resort of Sharm El Sheikh.

President Farmajo is among the African presidents invited to the meeting, including Cote d’Ivoire’s Alassane Ouattara, Rwanda’s Paul Kagame, Guinea’s Alpha Conde, and Comoros’ Azali Assoumani.

Also Nigerian vice president Yemi Osinbajo, Mozambican Premier Carlos Agostinho do Rosário, Ethiopian deputy PM Demeke Mekonnen Hassen and other officials are expected to participate in the upcoming conference.

This business and investment Forum, whose theme is “Driving investment for inclusive growth’, has been convened to increase intra-African investments and cross-border collaboration.

This is the second trip by Somali President to Egypt since August and he is expected to meet with al-Sisi on the sidelines of the conference on business and Investment.

The two leaders will discuss on a range of issues, including the bilateral relations between Somalia and Egypt and strengthening the cooperation, sources said. Egypt is part of the Gulf coalition against Qatar.

In the past few months, Al-Sisi has been making efforts to fix the frosty relations between Somalia one side, and Saudi Arabia, the UAE after Villa Somalia took a neutral decision on the Gulf Crises.