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Somali President Asks Khartoum to Help Fight Al-Shabaab

Friday October 6, 2017
By Mohammed Amin

Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo with Sudanese President Omar Bashir during an official state visit to Khartoum, Sudan. Thursday, October 5, 2017

Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo has asked the Sudanese government to help his country combat the Al-Shabaab terrorist group.

Addressing the media in Khartoum on Wednesday night, President Farmajo said the Somali government needed Khartoum's technical support to fight the terrorists and restore peace.

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He disclosed that he had discussed with President Omar Bashir, the security and numerous other challenges his country was facing.

"We discussed the many challenges that Somalia is facing, especially with regards to peace and security," he said.

"We discussed the security situation, political reconciliation and peace making in our country and the daily threats from the Al-Shabaab," he added.

The Somali president further stressed that his government had adopted a comprehensive reform programme in order to restore stability in the Horn of Africa state.

"We need to correct our previous mistakes and adopt strategies that can take us forward," he said.

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