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Critics Question Somali President’s Frequent Travels: Weighing Diplomatic Gains Against Local Needs

Somali President's Travels: Diplomacy vs. Domestic Duties MOGADISHU, Somalia — Abdirahman Abdishakur Warsame, an outspoken opposition figure, has thrown shade at President Hassan Sheikh over his jet-setting ways. Warsame pointed to the President's frequent globetrotting, hinting it might be a distraction from pressing homefront issues. Warsame pointed out that, while building international rapport is good, the President's excessive travel could be sending the wrong signal, pulling away precious resources from…

Dynamic Diplomatic Bond: Ethiopia and Djibouti Enhance Relations

Diplomatic Ties Between Ethiopia and Djibouti Get a Boost ADDIS ABABA - Ethiopia's leader, PM Abiy Ahmed, recently jawed with Djibouti’s Foreign Minister, Mahamoud Ali Youssouf, zeroing in on the necessity of dialogue and camaraderie between their nations. The chinwag, held in Abiy's crib, took off thanks to a relay from Djibouti’s top dog, President Ismail Omar Guelleh, which Youssouf delivered. PM Abiy underlined the value of this tete-a-tete as a linchpin for grasping and working together on shared concerns.…

Qatar’s Emir Strengthens Diplomatic Ties in High-Level Talks with Somali President

Qatar's Emir Chats with Somalia’s President on Strengthening Ties DOHA, Qatar - Qatar's Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, the Emir, had a chinwag with Somalia's President Hassan Sheikh Mahmud over the horn. They delved into sprucing up their bilateral relations and plotted new ways to fortify their bond. They didn’t just stop there. The pair swapped insights on Somalia’s situation, dissected the latest scoops, and tackled the hurdles in the area. They riffed on various regional and global happenings too, stressing the need…

Phone Call Between Somali President and U.S. Secretary of State Blinken Sparks Diplomatic Dialogue

In a recent call, Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud and U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken discussed various topics, including combating terrorism and the future plans of the Somali government post-ATMIS forces. The conversation also touched on the security and stability of the Horn of Africa and the important role played by the United Nations Office in Somalia (UNSOM). UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres appointed James Swan on May 14 to lead UNSOM. Swan, a seasoned diplomat with years of experience, previously…

High-Level Diplomatic Meeting: Somali Foreign Minister Engages with Chinese Counterpart in Vibrant Beijing

In a recent meeting in Beijing, Ahmed Moalim Fiqi, the Foreign Minister of Somalia, engaged in talks with Wang Yi, the Chinese Foreign Minister, to strengthen ties between their countries. Reports from Somali state media highlighted discussions on various subjects including politics, security, humanitarian issues, and the economy of Somalia and the surrounding region. Minister Fiqi participated in the Arab-Chinese Cooperation Forum's tenth Ministerial Meeting in Beijing, where he encouraged foreign businesses and banks to…

High-Level Talks: Somali Foreign Minister Convenes with UN Deputy Representative for Diplomatic Dialogue

In Mogadishu, Somalia's Foreign Minister Ahmed Moallim Fiqi Ahmed had a meeting with UN's Deputy Special Representative, Mr. Raisedon Zenenga. They discussed the progress in security and politics and the cooperation between Somalia and the UN. The meeting focused on creating a joint technical committee from Somalia and the UN to work on the transition process towards a UN country office. This collaboration aims to enhance the relationship between the Federal Government of Somalia and the United Nations. Recently, UN…

President Ruto’s Groundbreaking Diplomatic Mission to the United States

President William Ruto bids farewell to Deputy Rigathi Gachagua at JKIA before embarking on a three-day State visit to the US on May 19, 2024. President William Ruto has set off for a three-day state visit to the United States. He was seen off at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport on Sunday night by his Deputy Rigathi Gachagua and other top government officials. “This visit is significant as it marks the first State Visit by a Kenyan Head of State in two decades and the first by an African Head of State since 2008,”…

Somali Support for AUC Nomination Thwarts Kenya’s Diplomatic Efforts on Behalf of Raila Odinga

In a heated competition, Fiqi raised concerns about Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga, accusing him of supporting Somalia's division in the past. Fiqi stressed the importance of Somali unity behind Adan. Fiqi's comments come amidst rumors of diplomatic talks, with Kenya reportedly pushing for Somalia to withdraw its nomination in favor of Odinga, who is vying for the East African Community's endorsement. Despite Kenya's efforts, Somalia enjoys support from nearly 30 African nations in the Organization of Islamic…

High-Stakes Meeting Between Somalia’s Prime Minister and Kenya’s Deputy President Sparks Diplomatic Dialogue in Nairobi

Somalia's PM engages in high-level discussions with Kenya's vice president in Nairobi. At the bidding of the Deputy President of Kenya, Hamza Abdi Barre, Prime Minister of Somalia, paid an official visit to Kenya from May 6 to May 8, 2024. Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua and PM Hamza Abdi Barre met in Nairobi on May 7, 2024, engaging in talks focused on various bilateral, regional, and international matters of shared importance. During the talks, both leaders acknowledged the strong historical ties between their nations…

Mudavadi prioritizes strong ties between Kenya and Somalia for improved diplomatic relations

Mudavadi expressed optimism about maintaining warm, friendly relations rooted in shared history, culture, borders, and trade at the Kenya-Somalia Joint Commission for Cooperation in Nairobi. As Cabinet Secretary for Foreign and Diaspora Relations, he highlighted the importance of governments collaborating to promote citizen engagement and broaden the scope of their connections. Noting the enduring partnership since the 1960s, Mudavadi praised the establishment of the JCC as a vital mechanism for enhancing mutual cooperation.…

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