MOGADISHU (Somaliguardian) – Somalia’s President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo arrived in Qatar’s capital, Doha on Saturday evening for an official state visit during which he will meet with Qatari emir Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani on key bilateral issues, his office said as he seeks support for his re-election bid from the wealthy Gulf Arab nation.
“His excellency President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo arrived this evening on an official visit to Doha, during which he will meet with his brother, the Emir of the sisterly State of Qatar, Tamim bin Hamad,” his office tweeted.
“His Excellency will discuss with His Highness Emir Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani tomorrow, Sunday, the bilateral relations between the two countries and ways to enhance them, in addition to a number of issues of common interest.”
His trip comes as authorities intend to conclude parliamentary elections by March 15 to prepare for presidential polls in which Qatar’s staunch ally will take on opposition leaders, including some backed by Doha’s arch-rival, the United Arab Emirates.
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