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Somalia, Kenya Presidents Hold Talks on Terrorism, Refugees

The president of Somalia’s Transitional National Government is in Nairobi for talks with Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki on terrorism and other issues affecting their two countries. And they will also be talking about the future of Somalia. The president of Somalia, Dr. Abdikassim Salat Hassan, arrived in Nairobi Tuesday. He and President Kibaki are to discuss ways of jointly fighting terrorism in the region and dealing with the cross-border movements of refugees. But perhaps the most pressing topic on their agenda is the progress of Somali peace talks currently taking place in Kenya. Dr. Hassan expressed his gratitude to the Kenyan government for its role in mediating the talks between Somalia’s various factions. “I would like to take this opportunity to thank wholeheartedly the people, the president, and the government of Kenya for the warm hospitality accorded to me and my delegation,” said President Hassan, “and also for their kind attention and effort for the peace conference of Somalia, which has been taking place in Kenya now for more than eight months.” Full Story

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