Somalia’s president meets US Secretary of State in Washington

Somali president, US Secretary of State

MOGADISHU (Somaliguardian) – Somalia’s President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud met with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken to discuss key bilateral issues, including the fight against terrorism and efforts to mitigate drought impact, his office said on Saturday.

Mohamud and Blinken “discussed the importance of combating terrorism, promoting good governance & responding to drought in Somalia,” Somali president’s press office tweeted. “The President reaffirmed his government’s strategic partnership with the USA,” it added.

On Friday, Somali President held meeting with the President of the World Bank David R. Malpass in which he “underscored Somalia’s commitment to completing the debt relief process, noting the need to align development projects with national priorities.”

He also met with US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan and Homeland Security Advisor Liz Sherwood-Randall at the White House to “discuss the ongoing fight to combat int’l terrorism.”

The President paid a courtesy visit to the IMF in Washington where held talks on Somalia’s economic reform progress with its Managing Director Kristalina Giorgieva.

In a meeting with US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin on Friday, Mohamud discussed “Somalia-US partnership in confronting international terrorism and working towards a more secure and stable world.”

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