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Somali president to attend UN assembly for 1st time

Image of Somali President, Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo on 8 February 2017 [AMISOM Public Information/Flickr]
Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo [AMISOM Public Information/Flickr]

President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed has left the capital Mogadishu to the US to attend United Nations General Assembly in New York for the first time since he took office in earlier 2017, the Somali presidential office said Sunday, Anadolu Agency reported.

The president’s delegation include Finance Minister Abdirahman Duale Beyle and other senior government officials.

”Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed and his delegation left for the US to attend United Nations General Assembly and he is accompanied by the finance minister, State House director and other senior officials,“ the presidential office told Anadolu Agency.

During his first official visit to the US, the Somali president will meet world leaders on the sidelines of the 74th season of the UN General Assembly conference in New York, according to a statement issued by the Somali presidential palace.

Last month Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed announced that he renounced his US citizenship voluntarily.

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