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UAE Renews Commitment to Providing Aid to Somalia

Tuesday November 21, 2017

Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al-Nahyan discussed on Monday with Somalia’s President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo means of upgrading collaboration and coordination with counterterrorism efforts.

The two said that cooperation is key to upholding security and stability in Somalia.

The Crown Prince also talked over with the visiting Somalian president ways to boost bilateral ties.

Sheikh Mohammed, also deputy supreme commander of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) armed forces, and Farmajo affirmed the relations of "brotherhood" between the two countries, the UAE state news agency WAM reported.

They reviewed issues of common concern, especially development issues, humanitarian and charitable programs and reconstruction projects carried out by the UAE to support the Somali people, it said.

They also discussed ways of boosting cooperation in combating terrorism, violence and armed groups, as well as taking joint action to maintain security and stability in Somalia.

Sheikh Mohammed said the UAE will continue supporting Somalia and its people in building national institutions and maintaining security and stability.

For his part, the Somalian president briefed the host on his government's efforts to implement development programs and fight terrorism.

He expressed his thanks for the UAE's continued support to Somalia and its people, which contributed to the normalization of life in many Somalian regions, "both in terms of stability and development."

On the other hand, the UAE Foreign Affairs Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan met on Monday with United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Mark Lowcock.

During the meeting, they reviewed UN humanitarian and relief efforts in emergency situations and the support provided by the UAE for the efforts of the international organization in humanitarian action.

After that, FM Sheikh Abdullah met with Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov, who is also Russia’s presidential envoy.

Both sides discussed aspects of joint cooperation and ways of enhancing bilateral relations as well as regional developments. 


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