After the President and Speaker of the Somali Lower House Parliament went on their first abroad journeys, Sadia Yasin Samatar, the First Deputy Speaker of the Somali Lower House Parliament, became the first woman to act as Somalia’s President.
Samatar made history earlier this year when she was voted to the highest leadership position in Somalia’s predominantly patriarchal parliament for the first time.
At the Abu Dhabi Presidential Airport on Sunday, Sheikh Shakhbout bin Nahyan, Minister of State, welcomed Somalia’s President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud. Mohamud’s visit to the UAE comes after Sheikh Shakhbout attended the President of Somalia’s inauguration ceremony in Mogadishu on June 9.
The President’s two-day visit, according to Villa Somalia, would focus on boosting diplomatic ties, simplifying travel and trade, and enhancing cooperation between the two countries.