Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi is expected to meet with Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamoud in Cairo next week, an Egyptian official has said.
The Somali President is expected to arrive in Egypt on December 29 for a two-day visit for talks with his Egyptian counterpart on the situation in Somalia and Egyptian efforts to boost stability and development in the Horn of Africa country, Egypt’s permanent delegate to the Arab League Tarek Adel said.
Mohamoud will also meet with the Arab League Council to update it on the situation in the war-torn country, Adel said.
Somalia has remained in the grip of on-again, off-again violence since the outbreak of civil war in 1991.
Earlier this year, the country appeared to inch closer to stability after government troops and African Union forces – deployed in the country since 2007 – drove the Al-Qaeda-linked Al-Shabaab group from most of its strongholds.