Muqdisho (SD) – The President of the Federal Republic of Somalia, Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo, received at the State House the Minister for Africa, James Duddridge, and shared the successful plans of the Somali Government on the rebuilding of the Armed Forces, the fight against terrorism and corruption, economic development and reconciliation efforts.
The Minister of State for Foreign Affairs of the Federal Government of Somalia Balal Mohamed Osman attended the meeting, reported on the talks between the two sides, with an understanding to further strengthening cooperation in the areas of security, democracy and the economy.
“Somalia is committed to advancing its foreign policy with co-operation. The two governments agreed to step up their fight against terrorism, strengthen democracy, strengthen long-standing ties between Somalia and the UK, increase UK support and investment.” Said minister Bilal.
The UK Minister for Africa, James Duddridge, commended the Somali government for its achievements in the process of military reform, economic growth and the electoral process.
The Prime Minister of the Federal Republic of Somalia Mohamed Hussein Roble welcomed the British delegation to his office. Noting the Government’s efforts to ensure that the elections are held on time, in accordance with the political agreements reached between the Heads of the Federal Government and the State Governments.
The meeting was attended by the President, Minister of State for the Presidency Hassan Moalim Khalif and Minister of State for Foreign Affairs of the Federal Government of Somalia Balal Mohamed Osman, while the British Ambassador to Somalia Ben Fender.
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