MOGADISHU– The President of Somalia, Mr. Mohamed Abdilahi Farmajo leading a delegation left for Doha, the capital of Qatar today. The president is due to begin two day state visit to Qatar. The Somalia president has received a formal invitation from the Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani. The two leaders are supposed to discuss bolstering bilateral ties and that Somalia and Qatar will cooperate on security trade and development. Press secretary at Villa Somalia said that the meeting is part of the two leaders to get together to further discuss ways and means to collaborate. Somalia is seeking funds for its reconstruction efforts after the country plunged into state of chaos and anarchy. Somalia has been labeled as a failed state in the African continent after the central gov’t collapsed following the toppling of later military leader, Said Bare in 1991.
Somalia has sided with Qatar although its gov’t claimed that it took a neutral position on the gulf crisis after Saudi Arabia, UAE and Bahrain put blockade on Qatar.