ABU DUBAI (SD) – The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has reportedly approved an increase of 35 million dirhams in aid to Somalia.
The UAE’s WAM news agency reports that UAE President Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan has ordered the money to be transferred to Somalia.
The UAE’s move comes shortly after the Somali government transferred $ 9.5 million to the UAE government, money frozen in Mogadishu since 2018, after Somali security forces seized it at Aden Adde International Airport.
In January, Prime Minister Roble ordered the release of the money, which was suspended by the UAE government in 2018.
The UAE government has since kept its relations with Somalia to minimum and reduced its support on various issues, sighting its diplomacy has been violated.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Roble left for the United Arab Emirates today to attend the funeral of the late President of the United Arab Emirates.
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