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SOMALIA: President Hassan in Uganda for talks with Yoweri Museveni

The president of Somalia, Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, Monday afternoon arrived in Uganda for a two-day official visit at the invitation of his Ugandan counterpart, Mr Museveni. 

President Hassan in Uganda

President Mohamud was received at Entebbe Airport by foreign affairs minister Gen Jeje Odongo and the Minister of Defence and Veteran Affairs Vincent Ssempijja as well as trade minister Francis. 

According to State House, President Mohamud will during his visit address the 1st Uganda-Somalia Business Investment Summit under the theme “Promoting Uganda – Somalia partnership through investment, trade and tourism.”

The summit set for August 9-10 at Speke Resort Munyonyo aims “to provide a platform for private sector/business community together with other relevant stakeholders like Government Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs), to freely exchange views and ideas.” 

Additionally, the summit is expected to boost bilateral cooperation in trade and investment between the two African states. 

The Somali Delegation comprised Abshir Omar Jama, the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Abdulkadir Mohamed Nur, the Minister of Defence, Jibril Abdirasid Hagi Abdi, the Minister of Commerce and Industry, Hon Abdirashid Nour, Member of Parliament, Senator Muna Omar Hassan, Member of Parliament, Ahmed Abdi Hashi, Member of Parliament, Ambassador Mohamed Ali Nur Hagi, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Federal Republic of Somalia, Ali Mohamed Mohamud Somalia’s Ambassador to Uganda.