Former Iraqi Vice President pays visit to Somalia


Former Vice President and Interim Prime Minister of Iraq Iyad Allawi paid a rare visit to the Somali capital, Mogadishu on Wednesday, Horseed Media reports.

During his one-day visit to the capital, he met Somalia’s President Hassan Sheikh Mohamoud, Prime Minister Omar Abdirashid and several ministers of the Federal government.

The talks concerned on ways of enhancing the diplomatic relations and close cooperation and the battle against terrorist groups according to a Press statement from the Federal government.

Somalia President Hassan Sheikh Mohamoud lauded the support from the Iraqi government towards his nation.

Speaking to journalists, Mr Alawi expressed his excitement on his visit to Somalia, adding that he will work on bolstering the relations between the two nations.

Last year, Somalia reopened its embassy in the Iraqi Capital, Baghdad in a bid to restore the relations of both sides.


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