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Somalia and Burundi to strengthen their longstanding historical ties

BUJUMBURA (SD) – A delegation led by the President of the Federal Republic of Somalia, Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, currently in Burundi, was warmly welcomed and met with his counterpart Evariste Ndayishimiye.

President Hassan Sheikh and President Ndayishimiye also discussed many issues, including enhancing cooperation between the two countries and combating Al-Shabaab.

The meeting between the two presidents took place at the Presidential Palace in the Burundian capital, Bujumbura.
Additionally, the meeting addressed various points, including:

The two presidents held a comprehensive discussion, emphasizing the importance of strengthening the longstanding historical ties between the two nations, as well as fostering unity between the two peoples of Burundi and Somalia.

The leaders thoroughly assessed the level of bilateral cooperation, highlighting the need to improve the strong and brotherly relations between the two governments and peoples.

President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud praised President Evariste Ndayishimiye for his efforts in contributing to the restoration of peace, security, and stability in Somalia, especially through the African Union Mission in Somalia (ATMIS).

Additionally, both leaders commended the Burundian and Somali Armed Forces, as well as the AMISOM troops stationed in the conflict regions, in their fight against the extremist group Al-Shabaab.

President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud also expressed appreciation for President Evariste Ndayishimiye’s role in the peace and stability of the East African region, particularly in Nairobi’s peace process and Burundi’s involvement in Central African Republic peacekeeping operations.

In conclusion, President Evariste Ndayishimiye of Burundi expressed gratitude to President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud for his official visit to Burundi, commending his relentless efforts in promoting peace, security, democracy, and progress in Somalia.

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