Canadian PM Meets with Somali President as Part of Push for a Seat on UN Security Council

ADDIS ABABA (Somaliguardian) – Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo has met with the Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on the sidelines of a weekend session of African Union, officials in Villa Somalia have confirmed to Somaliguardian.

The Canadian Prime Minister urged the Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo to provide his country’s support for a seat Canada is pursuing on the powerful United Nations Security Council.

Top diplomats accompanying President Farmajo told Somaliguardian that the President paid heed to the plea made by Prime Minister Trudeau as he appealed for Somalia’s support in Canada’s bid towards getting seat in the UN Security Council.

Trudeau arrived in the Ethiopian capital of Addis Ababa Friday night, where he attended a weekend session of the African Union. Canadian PM wants to meet directly with several of the 54 African leaders, whose votes at the June vote at the UN will be critical to Canada’s success.

It’s unclear the diplomatic role Somalia could play in this case, however, Somali diplomats say this would boost diplomatic ties between Somalia and Canada.

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