Somali Lower House speaker, Mohamed Mursal Abdirahman has met with Turkish ambassador to Somalia, Mehmet Yilmaz in Mogadishu.

The officials who held talks last night have discussed bilateral relations between Somalia and Turkey.

During the meeting, the speaker lauded Turkish government for its commitment to support Somali government’s efforts rebuild the nation.

The two nations are longstanding partners, engaging in close development cooperation.

The two countries had previously signed trade agreements in areas such as energy, mines, electricity, higher education, agriculture, and fisheries.

Turkey’s investment in Somalia is estimated be more than 200 million U.S. dollars.

The two countries resolved to convene regular meetings to follow up on the implementation of the agreements and to bolster the strategic cooperation in the years to come.


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