The Minister of Foreign Affairs and Development Cooperation of Burundi, Albert Shingiro, arrived in Mogadishu on Sunday, April 23, for a two-day visit. The visit marks an important event for Somalia as it demonstrates the strong relationship between our country and Burundi.
Upon his arrival, Minister Shingiro and his delegation were greeted by Mr. Abshir Omar Huruse, the Somali Minister of Foreign Affairs, at the Aden Adde International Airport. The two officials held an introductory meeting where they discussed Burundi’s security support to Somalia, which is critical, as Burundi is one of the troop contributors to the African Union Forces’ ATMIS operation.
The Burundian delegation, which includes General Silas Ntigurirwa, an advisor to the President of Burundi on military affairs, is also scheduled to meet with President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud during their visit. The meeting will provide an opportunity for both countries to strengthen their ties and discuss important matters that affect both nations.
During the meeting with President Mohamud, Minister Shingiro will convey greetings from President Ndayishimye to President Mohamud. This gesture is an indication of the close relationship between the two countries and is an important step toward deepening cooperation.