Somali Prime Minister, Hassan Ali Kheyre called upon native authors to change the negative narrative portrayed about the nation.

Speaking during the closing ceremony of the 5th Annual Mogadishu Book Fair on Friday, the premier encouraged youthful Somali authors to use their pen to change the perception of the outside world towards the country.

He said more reading and writing ideas will pave the way towards a civilization that leads to transformation.

Hassan Kheyre described the biggest challenge facing his nation as changing the perspective of the outside world towards Somali state adding that the only way to reverse that is by creative writing backed by patriotism.

The principal who received copies of newly authored books from some of the international writers invited to the event addressed more than 2000 participants mainly students from universities.

He urged them to help his government quest for stability and economic development.


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