Former Somali President Sharif Sheikh Hassan Holds Talks With Egyptian Envoy

Former President of Somalia Sheikh Sharif Sheikh Ahmed who is a candidate in the upcoming presidential elections on Thursday held lengthy talks at his residence in Mogadishu with Egyptian Envoy to Somalia Safwat El-Mahdy.

The two leaders discussed relations between the two countries.Speaking during the visit, El-Mahdy commended Sharif’s development record during his tenure noting his efforts that saw the country through the transition period as well as overseeing peaceful elections and successful handover of power at the end of his term in 2012.

While appreciating the courtesy call by the Envoy, Sheikh Sharif reiterated his commitment to another successful round of elections in the country and assured Egypt of Somalia’s closer collaboration in all spheres of life.

The visit comes at a time when Sharif  has embarked on series of meetings with local and international stakeholders to strengthen his bid for a second term in office.

 

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