Somalia praises UAE relief to those affected by drought
Al-Shabaab, which merged with Al-Qaeda in 2012 has been the main threat to Somali security and countries in the East Africa region with Kenya became the most targeted.
MOGADISHU, Somalia - The Prime Minister of Somalia, Hamza Abdi Barre on Wednesday hosted a team from the African Union in Mogadishu for talks on partnership in the fight against Al-Shabaab.
The Prime Minister thanked the African Union for the sacrifices made by its peacekeeping forces in helping Somalia restore peace and stability in the country and root out the terrorist groups.
For its part, the delegation from the AU Peace and Security Council (PSC) led by the Ambassador of Djibouti in Addis Ababa, Abdi Mohamud Heybe said that they stand with Somalia and its people in full support to liberate the country from Al-Shabaab.
On the other hand, PM Hamza told the visiting AU officials that Somalia is preparing for a big battle against terrorist groups who blocked the starving Somalis from humanitarian assistance.
Also, the new premier mentioned that reforms are being made in the country's finances, in order to prevent Al-Shabaab and ISIS from extorting businesses and getting the finances for their violence.
Al-Shabaab, which merged with Al-Qaeda in 2012 has been the main threat to Somali security, and countries in the East Africa region with Kenya became the prime target in revenge for its involvement in the AU mission in Somalia.
Backed by AU and U.S. troops, the Somali army has been battling against Al-Shabaab since 2008, a war that cost the country sacrifice thousands of lives and billions of US dollars.
He commended the UAE’s continuous provision of supplies to various Somali states, including those most affected by drought, since the beginning of the crisis.