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Japan Hands over Office Equipment to Somali Police

Mr. Tarada pledged that his country will continue the support it’s giving to the Somali government.
Hiiraan Online
By Shafi’i Mohyaddin
Monday, February 10, 2014

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The Japanese government handed over office equipment to the Somali Police Force on Sunday. The equipment were procured and delivered through the UN Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM).

The new Japanese Ambassador to Somalia, Tatsushi Terada, handed over the equipment to the Somali Police Commissioner, Brigadier General Abdihakim Dahir Said during a ceremony at the Somali Police Headquarters in Mogadishu. In attendance were UNSOM’s Director of Rule of Law and Security Institutions Waldemar Vrey, as well as UN and AMISOM police and senior officers of the Somali Police Force.

Speaking during the ceremony, Commissioner Said welcomed the delegation and thanked the UN and the Japanese government for their continued support in the reconstruction of the Somali Police Force. 

“Today is an important occasion for the Somali Police Force and I say a special thanks to the government of Japan for helping us build a professional police force that seeks to serve its people well,” he said, adding that his office will be held accountable for the aid and promised that the equipment will be put to good use.

Ambassador Terada said that is was Japan’s hope to see a society in which people are free from fear and engaging in productive activities and pledged that Japan will continue the support it’s giving to the Somali government.

Since 2007, Japan has contributed about $300 million to the Federal Government of Somalia, out of which $60 million is directed to security.


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