Somalia President flies to Egypt to attend EU, Arab League meeting

The president of Somalia Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo

The president of Somalia is flying to the port city of Sham-el-Sheikh to attend several high-level summits. It’s also believed that he would meet his Egyptian counterpart, Abdifatah El-Sisi.

In a circular released by Villa Somalia on Saturday morning, president Farmajo is set to meet leaders from the Arab League and European Union.

The visit to Egypt comes barely a day after the president returned from Djibouti and Burundi.

The European Union (EU) – League of Arab States (LAS) summit will be held in the International Congress Centre in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, on 24-25 February 2019. The summit will for the first time bring together the heads of state or government from both organizations.

The EU High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy / Vice-President of the Commission, Federica Mogherini, and the Commissioner for European Neighborhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations Johannes Hahn will also attend the summit.

The summit will seek to strengthen Arab-European ties.

Leaders will address a wide range of current challenges and common opportunities, such as multilateralism and the rules based global order, trade and investment, migration, climate change and security.

The summit will also provide an opportunity for leaders to discuss the latest developments in the region, such as the situations with the Middle East Peace Process, Yemen, Libya and Syria.

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