UAE FM arrives on rare Somalia visit

Published: June 7, 2015

UAE Foreign Minister was received by the Somali President
UAE Foreign Minister was received by the Somali President

Minister of Foreign Affairs of the United Arab Emirates, Sheikh Abdallah Bin Zayed Al Nahayan, paid a rare visit to the Somali capital, Mogadishu on Sunday, Horseed Media reports.
During his short visit he met with the President of Somalia along with the ministers of Foreign Affairs, Finance, Health, Education, Internal Security, and land & Air Transportation of the Federal government.
The bilateral talks concerned on ways of enhancing the diplomatic relations and close cooperation, according to a Press statement from the President’s office.
Somalia President Hassan Sheikh Mohamoud lauded the UAE’s role towards the reconstruction and stability of Somalia.
‘’The government and people of Somalia are pleased with the significant projects the UAE has implemented in this country, which inspires the efforts towards Somalia’s recovery in areas of security, politics and economy,’’ said the President.
On his side, Mr Al Nahayan stressed that his government is determined to continue its support towards Somalia, urging the Gulf countries to increase their role towards the recovery process of Somalia.
Towards the end of the bilateral talks, both countries signed an air transport agreement.
In the past few years, UAE has established several humanitarian and development projects in the country. It has also provided military aid to the Federal government and regional administrations.
Horseed Media

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