The Mayors from Muslim countries arrived in Djibouti for a summit kicked off on Sunday.

Mayors from 40 foreign countries in Asia, Europe, and Africa are participating in a conference which is hosted by the government of Djibouti this year.

The conference will be focusing on finding new ways to collaborate and ensure that city networks are collectively heard within international frameworks.

Among the participants of this conference is Mogadishu mayor, Abdirahman Omar Osman who arrived in Djibouti late Saturday to attend the summit.

The mayor was received by Djibouti officials at the airport before he was escorted to a hotel which he will reside during the summit.

Mr. Osman and delegates from Mogadishu local government will be participating in the conference which will run for the next two days.

Last year, Iran’s northeastern city of Mashhad had hosted the First Summit of Mayors of the Islamic World.

The town was named the capital of the Islamic culture in 2017 for the Asia region by the Islamic Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (ISESCO).

The ISESCO, which is associated with the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), launched the initiative for three cities to be named each year as the capitals of the Islamic culture in Asia, Arab, and African regions.