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Egypt pledges support to Somalia, eyeing Horn of Africa influence

Somali Prime Minister Mohamed Roble held talks in Cairo with senior Egyptian officials at a time when Egypt is attempting to expand its influence in the Horn of Africa.
Mohamed Roble

CAIRO — Egypt, as part of its effort to win more support from regional countries, hosted Somali Prime Minister Mohamed Roble this week. He arrived in Cairo on Aug. 16 for the first time since taking over in September 2020, at the invitation of Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.

Roble met several Egyptian officials, including Prime Minister Mustafa Madbouly on Aug.17, who told Roble the Egyptian government hopes to enhance economic and trade ties with Somalia.

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