Turkey is showing the world what it is possible to achieve in Somalia, His Excellency Prime Minister Abdi Farah Shirdon said today.
Speaking during the visit to Mogadishu of the Deputy Prime Minister of Turkey His Excellency Bekir Bozdağ, the Prime Minister welcomed Istanbul’s growing programme of assistance to Somalia. Turkey had been involved in Somalia at an early stage, he said, and the bilateral relations were strengthening.
“We salute Turkey for the leading role it is playing supporting the recovery of Somalia,” the Prime Minister said. “Turkey has shown its international partners what it is possible to do operationally here – in terms of humanitarian assistance, business, infrastructure, development and many areas.”
The Prime Minister welcomed the large Turkish delegation, which came to Mogadishu to monitor and evaluate the progress of a number of development and infrastructure projects, including the concrete plant established by Tika, the Turkish overseas development agency. “We are glad to see that Turkey is listening closely to us and our requirements and we welcome the offer to cooperate on a range of new projects to assist Somalia’s recovery,” the Prime Minister said.
Source: PM Office
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