Eritrean president Isaias Afweki is expected to arrive in Mogadishu, Halbeeg News

Eritrean president due to arrive in Mogadishu

BY Halbeeg News

MOGADISHU (Halbeeg News) – Eritrean president Isaias Afweki is expected to arrive in Mogadishu barely two weeks after a delegation from his country visited Somalia to deepen the bilateral relations of the two countries.

Sources privy to the visit of the president told Halbeeg News that a high-level delegation by the president will be arriving in Mogadishu to hold a high-level meeting with Somali leaders.

The sources said the visit by President Afwerki to Somalia bears significance on bilateral relations and show how the countries are determined to advance their cooperation.

The visit of President Afwerki comes two weeks after a delegation led by Eritrean Foreign Minister Osman Saleh reached Mogadishu to help improve bilateral relations between the countries.

The Somalia – Eritrea thaw in relations comes after that of Ethiopia and Eritrea, which even saw about two decades of hostilities normalized.

Both Eritrea and Somalia have not had diplomatic ties for nearly 15 years, in particular, because of Asmara’s alleged support for Al-Shabaab group.