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Somalia sign bilateral agreements with Turkey during Farmaajo’s visit

By NJ Correspondent:

Somalia President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmaajo with his counter-part Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan during their press conference commending the two countries relationship on Wednesday 27, 2017.

Somalia President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmaajo has on Tuesday flew to Turkey leading government officials for his first three-day state visits.

President Farmaajo and his delegates were cordially welcomed by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan at the airport first and proceeded to the Presidential Palace where they held closed-door meetings.

President Farmaajo who was expected to hold talks with his counter-part President Erdogan on issues of humanitarian aid as well as security and establishments of capacity building support for Somalia has achieved his mission.

Farmaajo signed bilateral agreements enhancing cooperation with Turkish government in Ankara on Wednesday.

Agreement signed include: trade, investments, education and other mutual areas.

An MoUs was signed by the Foreign Ministers of Somalia and Turkey witnessed by presence of both Presidents.

The two leaders held press conference and applauded the two countries relationship.

They pledge to work together to improve relations.

President Erdogan criticized the international community for keeping silent about the looming drought crisis in Somalia.

Erdogan vowed to continue supporting Somalia to avert the looming famine crisis that hit the country.

However, President Farmaajo has thanked President Erdogan for his continued support to Somalia as well as hosting his delegate during his first state visits.

Turkey which is the largest humanitarian supporter of Somalia is expected to participate in the upcoming May, 2017 London conference on Somalia alongside with other partners.

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