Somali State Minister appreciates Qatar’s support for his country

Doha: State Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of Somalia H E Ali Mohamed Omar underscored his country’s appreciation for Qatar’s efforts and support to Somalia and its people in various stages and circumstances, noting the long-term and deep-rooted relations between the two brotherly countries and peoples.

In an interview with QNA, Omar said Somalia has a long-standing relationship with Qatar, and Qatar continued to maintain a good relationship with Somalia, and this makes Somalia’s relationship with Qatar unique.

He described his visit to Doha as successful and fruitful and came within the shared visits between the two countries.

The Minister emphasised his country’s keenness to develop these relations and enhance bilateral cooperation, especially at this stage where Somalia needs much support considering its efforts in development and peace.

Somalia has gone a long way at the stability level, but it needs help to overcome the enormous challenges the country is facing, he said, adding that Somalia has recovered as a fragile nation, but it faces risks, including terrorism.

Omar pointed out that Qatar has been in permanent communication with various national governments in Somalia and provided various support and aid to the Somali people. 

He said Qatar accomplished a number of development projects, including the 112km  of road in Mogadishu linking it to Balaad and Jawajher, which cut down travel time in those areas from two days to two hours, expediting the movements of citizens, merchandise and agricultural commodities, as well as activating trade movement between cities in general.

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