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President Mohamud Departs for Norway on an Official Visit

Storyline:National News

GOOBJOOG NEWS | MOGADISHU: Federal Republic of Somalia president Hassan Sheikh Mohamud has departed for Oslo, Norway on a three-day working visit.

During his visit, the President will hold bilateral talks with the Norwegian Prime Minister to further enhance the Somalia-Norway strategic bilateral relations in various areas of mutual interest.

The President will also deliver a keynote address at the annual retreat of the Oslo Forum 2024.

The forum, running under the theme; Reclaiming Democracy emphasizes the role participants at the forum play within the global movement and democracy.

According the Human Rights Forum, global democracy has been on the decline and a rise in authoritarianism has been witnessed.  

It further notes that dictatorship in Russua and Iran grew in strength while India and Georgia slid into authoritarianism.

“Today, 5.7 billion people – 72% of the world live under the tyranny of hybrid authoritarian regime or full-fledged dictatorship. Authoritarianism is the largest obstacle not just to political freedom but to the realization of every other basic idnvidul right and societal operation,” a statement by HRF reads.