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The Somali and Ugandan presidents have bilateral talks on strengthening cooperation.

Somali’s president Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed Farmajo was on Saturday received at the State House in Entebbe by his Ugandan Counterpart Yoweri Museveni, during his one day state visit to the east African nation.

Discussions between the two heads of states centered on the security situation in the Horn of Africa and focused on areas of possible collaboration between the two states. A statement published by the statement House indicated that peace, security, defense, education, trade and investment were some of the possible areas identified. Both leaders went further to express great satisfaction over the beneficial relationship enjoyed so far.

During the visit, Mohamed Abdullahi updated Museveni on the security situation of his country revealing that the situation has improved tremendously in spite of the activities of the Al-Shabaab terrorists. He went further to salute the support from the African Mission to Somalia (AMISOM) in the transformation process of Somalia.

Museveni on his part commended Somalia for efforts in the implementation of the Tripartite Agreement signed in September between Ethiopia Eritrea and Somalia which was aimed at building close political, economic, social, and security ties between the three countries

Mohamed Abdullahi noted that the resolution of the political differences and end the conflict in the Horn of Africa would be enhanced if the agreement is effectively implemented

While noting that one of the major problems in Somalia involves training the army both presidents discussed how to train Somali forces so that they can effectively take over the country’s security.

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