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Friday, September 22nd, 2017

President of Djibouti holds talks with French counterpart in Paris

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Djibouti (IINA) � Djiboutian President Ismail Omar Guelleh held talks with his French counterpart Francois Hollande at the A�lysee Palace on Tuesday.

The talks between the two sides focused on bilateral relations and ways to deepen cooperation in various fields of mutual interest. A number of ministers from the two countries also attended the meeting.

Radio Television of Djibouti (RTD) reported that Guelleh and Hollande reviewed the current situation in the Horn of Africa region, especially the political developments in Somalia, in addition to the recent developments on the Yemeni arena. The two sides agreed to intensify the military training provided by the French forces stationed in Djibouti to the National Armed Forces in order to boost their capacities.

President Hollande stressed the pivotal role of Djibouti in the fight against international terrorism and its tireless efforts to achieve security and stability in the region. He also commended the performance of Djibouti’s troops participating in the peacekeeping operations of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM).

Source: International Islamic News Agency

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