UGANDAN PRESIDENT HOLDS TALKS WITH SOMALI COUNTERPART IN NAIROBI

NAIROBI, Ugandan President Yoweri Musevenihas held talks with newly elected Somalia President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed in Nairobi, Kenya, on the sidelines of a special summit of the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD), to discuss the security situation in Somalia.

In June 2011, Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, the then Somali Prime Minister, announced he was resigning following an agreement to end the troubled country's transitional administration at the advice President Museveni who facilitated the signing of an agreement now referred to as the Kampala Accord.

Museveni said the problem now was training the army and the National Security Officers (NSOs) and he called on President Mohamed to partner Uganda to train and empower them for national service.

Mohamed thanked Museveni for what he described as wise advice to him to step down during the Kampala Accord. "That was really good wisdom. Someone had to make the right decision in the best interest of the country. My main priority now is to re-organize the army and equip it and provide what it needs to face the al Shabaab (militants) and provide national security," he said.

The two leaders met at the Villa Rosa Kempisky Hotel in Nairobi ahead of IGAD summit hed Sunbay to discuss the issue of refugees in the Horn of Africa sub-region.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK

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