Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamoud has aborted his planned foreign trip to allow him return to the country to deal with the growing security challenges, Horseed Media reports.
Mr Mohamoud’s trip to Sweden was due to begin on 1st March and take three days. During the trip, he was expected to hold talks with Prime Minister Kjell Stefan Löfven and King Carl XVI Gustaf on enhancing the bilateral relations of the two countries.
“The president’s trip to Sweden has been postponed to some other time in the light of the terrorist incidents in the country,” said an official at the President’s office.
Last week, al-Shabaab militants launched two spectacular attacks in Mogadishu and Southwestern town of Baidoa, which left at least 50 civilians dead.
President Mohamoud chaired an emergency cabinet meeting on Sunday night after arriving back from Djibouti and is expected to make some changes in the security department.
Sweden is one of the European countries that hold largest numbers of Somali immigrants who have been granted citizenship and enjoy other sorts of human rights.
Published: March 1, 2016