The meeting between the Emir and President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed comes at a particularly sensitive time. Qatar is fast approaching the first anniversary of an entrenched political dispute, which has seen it isolated by neighbouring former allies including the UAE.
African countries have found themselves in the fallout over the bitter Gulf crisis, with several breaking off ties with Qatar in support for countries which oppose Doha.
Somalia has refused to take sides, although in recent weeks it has had its own disagreements with UAE rulers.
The decision was followed by Somali authorities intercepting a plane last month chartered by Emirati diplomats, before reportedly confiscating almost USD 10 million cash.
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