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Uhuru, Somalia President hold talks in Nairobi

President Uhuru Kenyatta and his Somalia counterpart Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed are meeting at Statehouse Nairobi to discuss security, trade and investment, civil aviation and other issues affecting the two countries.

The two Heads of State are expected to discuss the need to reinvigorate efforts to scale up collaboration in mutual areas of interest identified during the inaugural session of the Joint Commission for Cooperation that was held in Nairobi in July 2015.

They include education, agriculture, resources sharing and development, livestock development, fisheries, tourism, immigration, labour and health.

In his maiden visit as the President of Somalia, Mr Mohammed was received at Statehouse Nairobi in a colourful ceremony on Thursday morning, and was accorded full honours complete with a 21-gun salute.

Mr Mohammed inspected his first guard of honour mounted by a detachment of the Kenya Army while the national anthems of both countries were played by the military band.

Last month, President Kenyatta attended the inauguration of President Mohamed in Mogadishu and pledged Kenya’s continued support to the Horn of Africa country.

The Kenyan leader assured the new Somali President that Kenya would remain steadfast in supporting efforts that would bring peace and stability in Somalia.

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