President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed Farmajo to be among the 22 heads of states who will attend Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s inauguration ceremony at the Presidential Complex on Monday 9 June.
Large delegations led by Farmajo, who flew out in Djibouti on Sunday, where he was reached last week for the opening the largest free trade zone in Africa, have the touchdown in Ankara, Turkey.
A total of 28 foreign dignitaries – including prime ministers, vice presidents, cabinet ministers and parliamentary speakers – are also expected to attend the ceremony.
Somalian leader Farmaajo takes on Twitter to become among the first world leaders to congratulate Erdogan on his re-election triumph.
“Congratulations to President @RT_Erdogan on his successful presidential election. The government & people of Somalia congratulate the people of Turkey on their historic presidential and parliamentary elections. Turkey a valuable partner of Somalia,” he wrote.
Turkey operates a military training base in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu that is among its largest overseas military facilities. The Turkish Embassy in Mogadishu is the largest Turkish embassy in the world.
Erdogan will be sworn-in at his countries parliament on Monday at 4:30 p.m. local time. Following the swearing-in ceremony, he will visit Anitkabir, the mausoleum of the founder of the Turkish Republic, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk.
Erdogan’s inauguration ceremony will be held at the Presidential Complex on Monday 09 July 2018.