PM Hamza: Qatar an important partner of Somalia
He made the remarks as he received Wednesday at Qasr Al Shati' Palace the President of the Federal Republic of Somalia, Hassan Sheikh Mohamud.
ABU DHABI, UAE - President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud of Somalia has held talks with his UAE counterpart Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan at Qasr Al Shati Palace in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday.
According to WAM, the UAE's news agency, Al Nahyan affirmed his country's continuous, all-out support for the Somali people to achieve their aspirations for development, stability, prosperity, and building a better future for their people.
For his part, the Somali president expressed his appreciation of the UAE's support for his country as relations between Mogadishu and Abu Dhabi are now returning to normal after four years of hiatus.
The high-level meeting addressed the prospects to enhance cooperation between the two nations in various fields, especially in areas of development, with the two sides discussing the ongoing efforts to establish peace in Somalia.
UAE's ruler reaffirmed his commitment to supporting the Somali people in their state-building efforts toward a future of peace and stability, stressing his keenness to strengthen the efforts made by the Somali government and state institutions in areas of construction, development, and stability.
Mohamud was seen wearing a facemask during the meeting after members of his delegation tested positive for Covid-19 upon arrival in the United Arab Emirates early this week [Read the report].
Finally, the Somali President said he is looking forward to working on developing cooperation between the UAE and Somalia across all fronts and contributing to enhancing stability and security in the region.
Barre was briefed on the progress of the project, which includes a number of facilities, the most important of which are the prime minister’s office, the government headquarters, the prime minister’s residence, a guest house, and a mosque.