Somali President and the Prime Minister of Japan discuss bilateral relations

Tokyo(SD)-President Mohamed Farmajo who is in Japan to participate in the conference of the 7th African Development (TICAD7) had a bilateral talks with the Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe in Tokyo.

Discussions between President Farmajo and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe focused on cooperation between the two countries on security, youth employment, agricultural investment, livestock and fisheries, police training and support of the Somali Coast Guard.

“I want to thank you and the Japanese people for your warm welcome to me and my delegation during my time here. We also are grateful to Japan for its direct and indirect support for the Federal Government of Somalia and its people. ” said President Farmajo.

The Prime Minister of Japan noted the importance of Somalia to Japan and Africa’s bilateral cooperation program and thanked the President and the delegation of the Federal Republic of Somalia for their participation and practical plans.

Prime Minister Abe also complemented the Federal Government of Somalia for its progress on good governance, economic restructuring and armed forces, and pledged Japan to play a significant role in debt consolidation efforts and will work together with the Federal Government of Somalia and the International Monetary Fund in which Japan is an active member.

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