Photos: How Said Deni and Ahmed Madobe were welcomed in Mogadishu

Puntland State President Said Deni (L) being welcomed by Governor of Benadir, Omar Mohamud ”Filish” (R)

Puntland President Said Abdullahi Deni and Jubbaland President Ahmed Mohamed Islam (Ahmed Madobe) were warmly welcomed in Mogadishu this afternoon.

Residents of Mogadishu, renowned for their hospitality, woke up to road closures ahead of the meeting this morning as commuters walked to conduct their daily activities.

The State Presidents were welcomed at Aden Adde International Airport by the Governor of Benadir Region and Mayor of Mogadishu Omar Mohamud ”Filish”, ministers, parliamentarians and members of the public.

President Said Deni’s visit is his first to Mogadishu since he was elected state President of Puntland region in early 2019.

Ahmed Madobe arrived in Mogadishu a year after his re-election, most recently in Mogadishu in April 2019.

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