Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo has traveled to Uganda on Sunday, his first leg on a visit to several neighboring countries in the coming days.

The President accompanied by several high-ranking officials and ministers is scheduled to meet with his Ugandan counterpart Yoweri Museveni in Kampala.

Reports said President Farmajo will pay state visits to Uganda, Ethiopia, and Djibouti, which are the main troop contributors to the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM).

It’s still unclear reason behind the President’s urgent trip to the east African nations, but, it comes as his Federal government is preparing a final offensive against Al Shabaab.

The Al Qaeda-linked Al Shabaab militants have been fighting since 2008 to topple the UN-backed Somali government and its allied AU forces.