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Somalia, Serbia to boost ties as Belgrade embassy reopened

BELGRADE (SD) – Somalia and Serbia have agreed to enhance their bilateral relations barely a month after the horn of African nation reopened its embassy in Belgrade.

The Somali embassy in Belgrade was established in July 1965 but was closed after the country’s central government led by the then late Mohamed Siyad Barre.

Somali minister for trade Khalifa Abdi Omar and Foreign Affairs of Serbia, Nikola Selaković have held talks on the sidelines of a high-level meeting marking the 60th anniversary of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) in Belgrade.

In a statement, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Serbia, Nikola Selaković expressed his government’s readiness to increase the number of scholarships for studying young Somalis in our country through the “World in Serbia” program country.

 He noted the expectation that it will contribute to the intensification and improvement of economic cooperation, especially in areas such as education, trade, agriculture and the ICT industry.

Selakovic expressed satisfaction and happiness with the reopening of the Somali embassy in Belgrade.

Last Month, the Charge D’affaires of the Embassy of Somalia in Belgrade, Mohamed Abdullahi Ahmed assumed the office after he represented his credential letters to the government of Serbia.

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