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Egypt looks to Somalia for more influence in Red Sea, Nile dam dispute

Egypt Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly attended the inauguration of new Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mahmoud, who faces a wide array of challenges.
Egyptian Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly attends the inauguration of the 10th president of Somalia in Mogadishu, Somalia, June 9, 2022.

Egyptian Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly attended June 9 the inauguration ceremony of Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud in the capital Mogadishu, in a rare visit by an Egyptian official of this caliber for several years.

Madbouly attended on behalf of Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, along with Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta, President of Djibouti Ismail Omar Guelleh and Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed.

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