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President Mohamud Expected To Travel To Kampala For Official Visit
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President Mohamud Expected To Travel To Kampala For Official Visit

Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud is reportedly travelling to Kampala the capital of Uganda in the coming days, marking the eighth foreign trip since a since taking office.

It is reported that president Hassan Sheikh was formally invited to the Kampala by President Yoweri Museveni.

Uganda is crucial to Mogadishu’s internal security, as it is one of five troop-contributing countries to the African Union Transition Mission in Somalia (Atmis), which is currently building the country’s security capacity.

According to sources, Presidents Mohamud and Museveni are expected to preside at a joint Uganda-Somalia investment and business summit in Kampala on August 9 and 10. About 300 delegates are expected to attend.

According to Ugandan ambassador to Somalia, Prof Sam Tulya-Muhika, the summit would provide a platform for public and private sector players from the two countries to engage on how to ease the cost of doing business and harness existing and future opportunities.

“The summit will strengthen bilateral cooperation in trade and investment between the two fraternal countries and support potential investors and the respective business communities with the required conducive business environment,” he said.

Mr Mohamud’s state visit comes after Kenya, where he and President Uhuru Kenyatta agreed to iron out their diplomatic relations that had thawed over maritime and trade disputes. President Mohamud also lifted a ban on miraa imports from Kenya and permitted Kenya Airways to start scheduled flights to Mogadishu, frozen for the past five years.

Last month, Somalia formally requested the East African Community (EAC) to consider its application as the eighth partner. President Mohamud was the special guest at the EAC summit in Arusha, Tanzania.

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