A strong military delegation from Somalia has arrived in Kuwait in a move to boost the ties between the two countries, Horseed Media reports.
Somalia’s defense minister of Defense General Abdulkadir Ali Dini, who is leading the delegation, Chief of the Defence Forces Maj. Gen. Mohamed Adan Ahmed and other officials were warmly received in the Gulf country.
Upon their arrival, the Somali delegation met Emir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah at his palace and briefly discussed on the bilateral relations of the two countries. The meeting was also attended by Kuwaiti military officials.
According to the Somali ambassador to Kuwait, the delegation also met Kuwaiti Prime minister Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah. Both sides are expected to hold extensive talks on ways of strengthening the bilateral relations, specifically on military cooperation.
Speaking to local media outlets, Ambassador Abdulkadir Amin said that Kuwaiti top officials reassured their commitment towards supporting Somalia to gain stability and thrive.
Once one of Africa’s largest militaries under former dictator Siad Barre, toppled in 1991, Somalia’s national army was been torn apart by decades of clan rivalries and the absence of any effective government to actually serve.
Current Somali defense minister has been praised for his tireless efforts to retain the status of the Somali national army.
Published: May 18, 2016