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Somali leader to meet Merkel

2010-05-31 15:10

Germany - Somalia's interim president, Sheikh Sharif Ahmed, is to visit Berlin this week and see Chancellor Angela Merkel at her office, a German government spokesperson said on Monday.

Ahmed, whose authority is barely recognised outside the capital Mogadishu, has been seeking international support.

Merkel's spokesperson Ulrich Wilhelm said he would meet the chancellor on Thursday morning to discuss the situation in Somalia and western efforts to combat Somali pirates.