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Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques meets Somalia’s President. SPA

Riyadh- The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz and Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo have discussed aspects of bilateral cooperation and the developments in the region.

Farmajo’s trip to Riyadh was his first official foreign visit after his Feb. 8 election.

Thursday’s meeting was attended by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Naif bin Abdulaziz, Deputy Premier and Minister of Interior, Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Second Deputy Premier and Minister of Defense, Riyadh Gov. Prince Faisal bin Bandar, National Guard Minister Prince Miteb bin Abdullah, Finance Minister Mohammed Al-Jadaan, Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir and others.

Earlier, King Salman received the Somali president at Al-Yamamah palace. Then a luncheon was held honoring the president. It was attended by princes, ministers and senior officials.

Later, the Deputy Crown Prince met with the visiting Somali official in Riyadh.

They discussed bilateral relations in all fields and means to enhance them, in addition to the latest regional developments. During the reception, the Deputy Crown Prince congratulated Farmajo on assuming power.

The meeting was attended by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Adel bin Ahmed Al-Jubeir, and other senior officials as well as the accompanying Somali delegation.