EU seeks Somalia condemn Russian Invasion of Ukraine

Somalia has not made its position clear but if it is forced to pick sides between the warring sides, it will have to pick Ukraine, bowing to the pressure by the West as the country remains reliant on foreign aid.

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EU seeks Somalia condemn Russian Invasion of Ukraine

MOGADISHU, Somalia – The prime minister of Somalia Mohamed Hussein Roble has held a meeting with the EU’s ambassador to the country Tiina Intelmann at his office in the palace on Sunday.

Following the meeting, the Estonian diplomat tweeted that European Union wants Somalia to join the chorus of the world condemnation of Russia's invasion of Ukraine that entered its 4th day on Sunday.

Somalia has not made its position clear but if it is forced to pick sides between the warring sides, it will have to pick Ukraine, bowing to the pressure by the West as the country remains reliant on foreign aid.

'EU seeking Somalia support in condemning Russian aggression of Ukraine, she said.

In a statement, the Somali PM’s office said Roble and Intelmann discussed a range of issues, regarding the ongoing parliamentary election, security, and the drought in the country that affected 4.3 million people.

Intelmann announced that the EU will provide 41 million US dollars to Somalia in emergency assistance to help citizens hit by the drought that has displaced millions of people, some arrived outside Mogadishu.

The two sides also discussed the Russian military offensive in Ukraine and its implications for Europe and the world at large, according to the statement, Roble called for genuine dialogue to end the escalating conflict.

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