Keydmedia Online is under expansion!
And in the middle of the geopolitical fight is aggressive cancer which is the terror group al-Shabab. It's arguably even more dangerous because, thanks to a sustained offensive from the country’s new government, the militants’ backs are against the wall.
Somali leaders both at Federal and regional levels often disagree on issues related to the share of the country's resources, mainly the oil and fishing deals signed by the Somali government.
Ambassador Fei Shengchao indicated that China will play a major role in the relief efforts, and confirmed that a ship will arrive at Mogadishu port to deliver food aid meant to the suffering people.
Somalia declared its full solidarity with China in defending its sovereignty and territorial integrity while affirming its firm position to respect the one-China policy, considering Taiwan an inalienable part of China's territory.
Trygg Mat Tracking Executive Director Duncan Copeland said at the time the situation “is likely one of the largest illegal fishing operations occurring in the world.”
Western leaders are under pressure to unite other countries behind their opposition to Russia's war in Ukraine, while Moscow is eager to blame Western sanctions for the worsening food crisis.
The UN humanitarian response plan is chronically underfunded, hampering the effective delivery of emergency humanitarian operations, he said.
During the phone call, Somali Foreign Minister Abdisaid Muse Ali promised to push back against the self-ruled island's relationship with Somaliland, which split from Somalia three decades ago, and set up mutual representative offices with Taipei in 2020.
The special envoy for the Horn of Africa affairs of the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs Xue Bing has assumed office and will soon go to work in the region, said Wang.
China and Somalia have had a historic relationship, which has now returned after 30 years of war in the Horn of Africa country.
The EU and the UN had had specialized diplomats too, and the African Union appointed Nigeria's former president Olusegun Obasanjo to the role.