Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki on Thursday paid his first-ever visit to Somalia.
Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed received the Eritrean president at Adan Adde International Airport in the capital Mogadishu.
According to a statement issued by presidential palace, the Eritrean president’s two-day state visit to Mogadishu came upon the invitation of the Somali president.
“I had very productive discussions with H. E President Isaias Afwerki. Strengthening our two countries’ bilateral relations is important and it’s necessary for the bright future we want to build together.
"We are jointly embarking on a new era of regional cooperation on many fronts,” Mohamed said in a Twitter post.
It’s the first ever visit to Eritrean president to Somalia since its independence in 1991 from Ethiopia.