President Farmajo meets leaders of Canada and Norway in Addis

Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi has held separate talks with the prime ministers of Canada and Norway on the sidelines of the AU Summit.

The president held a meeting with Norwegian prime minister, Erna Solberg to discuss wide range issues on both countries.

In a Twitter post, Somali presidency said the two leaders discussed the support of Norway to Somalia’s rebuilding process.

“I had productive talks with PM @erna_solberg of #Norway. We discussed further strengthening the strong bilateral relations between our two sides. @Norway is a strong supporter of #Somalia in our successful economic reforms,” the post reads.

Ms. Erna affirmed her government’s commitment to support Somalia by implementing development projects in the Horn of Africa.

In separate meeting, the president held discussions with Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

The leaders talked about means enhance the bilateral relations of the two countries.

“I enjoyed a fruitful discussion with PM @JustinTrudeau on the sidelines of the AU Summit today. We discussed further strengthening the strong bilateral relations between our two sides. @Canada and #Somalia share strong people to people relations and we endeavour to build on this,” Villa Somalia said in Twitter post.

President Farmajo is in Addis Ababa town of Ethiopia to attend the 33rd Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the African Union which is expected to be concluded today.

The summit with theme is the “Silencing the Guns: Creating Conducive Conditions for Africa’s Development” is aiming at achieving a conflict-free Africa, prevent genocide, make peace a reality for all and rid the continent of wars, civil conflicts, gender-based violence, violent conflicts and preventing genocide.

The summit is also stressing on the need to accelerate action on mobilising stakeholders to prioritise efforts on peace and effective socio-economic development in the continent.

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