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Minister praises Qatar support to Somalia

Wednesday December 4, 2019

Qatari and Somali dignitaries at the opening of the Diplomatic Institute.

Qatar Fund for Development (QFFD) participated in a ceremony held by Somalia in connection with the rehabilitation project of the Diplomatic Institute.

The ceremony was attended by Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Co-operation Ahmed Eissa Awad, Qatar's ambassador to Somalia Hassan bin Hamza Hashim, ministers, parliamentarians and ambassadors accredited to Somalia, and the chairman and members of the Parliamentary Friendship Committee of Somalia.

Awad, in his speech, lauded the Qatar government's continuous support to Somalia. He pointed out that the opening of the institute represents a qualitative addition to the Somali diplomatic activity through the training of diplomatic cadres at the ministry in co-operation with brotherly and friendly countries.

The renovation works included the rehabilitation of the entire building from the facades, units and interior halls, the improvement of the infrastructure as well as the extension of public and private facilities for the project. In addition to the rehabilitation of the Prime Minister's Building, the works covered the Ministry of Planning, Investment and Economic Development, and the Mogadishu Municipality building.

QFFD is currently implementing a range of different development projects in Somalia, where the work is underway on the construction of the 90km Mogadishu-Jowhar road and the 22km Mogadishu
Afgoye road.

The project is part of the ongoing efforts of Qatar to empower developing countries and bring them to stability and prosperity in order to achieve peace and justice. 


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