Somali President, US Secretary of Defense Discuss Issues of Combating Terrorism

Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud discussed with US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin issues of combating terrorism and strengthening American support for the Somali armed forces on the sidelines of an African tour, which includes Djibouti, Kenya, and Angola.

The Somali President, who is currently visiting Djibouti, briefed the US Secretary of Defense on the efforts made by the Somali army to liberate the remaining areas at the hands of members of the Al-Shabaab movement linked to Al-Qaeda, pointing out that militants constitute an obstacle to the development of the region, which requires international cooperation in order to eliminate them.

For his part, the US Secretary of Defense praised the progress made by the Federal Government of Somalia (FGS) in the war against terrorism, stressing the US government’s commitment to helping the federal state ensure security and combat terrorism.

Source: Qatar News Agency