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Germany announces $100m development cooperation for Somalia

Tuesday October 9, 2018

Mogadishu (HOL) - Germany has announced that it will spend $100 million USD in Somalia to bolster policing programs in the horn of Africa country, German ambassador to Somalia has announced.

Speaking at a ceremony to mark the Day of German Unity held at the EU headquarters in Mogadishu, ambassador Annette Gunther hailed Somali government's reform in the economic and security scheme.

"We going to strengthen our diplomatic ties and presence here, the government of Germany will provide $100 million to the Somali government, " she said.

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The remarks of the ambassador come barely hours after the two countries signed two deals aiming at strengthening the strategic partnership between Somalia and Germany to move forward on effective national development programs.

Germany is a strategic ally of Somalia and one of the major international donors in the development and stabilization of the horn of Africa nation.

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