The Federal Government of Somalia and its counterpart German in western Europe have agreed to strengthen their bilateral ties.
Mogadishu and Berlin pledged to further cooperate on reducing the threats posed by COVID 19, flooding and locust invasion during a phone conversation between Somali Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Ahmed Isse Awad, and the German Ambassador, Annett Günther.
“I had a phone call with the German Ambassador, Annett Günther. We discussed the status of the triple threats of #Covid_19, flooding, and locust invasion in #Somalia. We also discussed regional cooperation, and further strengthening our bilateral relations.” Ambassador Ahmed Awad tweeted.
In October last year, the Federal Government of Somalia and the German Government (Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, BMZ) pledged to extend their bilateral cooperation by another 67 million EUR support. The new funds bring Germany’s total support to the horn of the African nation to currently approx. 350 million EUR.
The top priorities of the Somali-German bilateral development cooperation include sustainable economic development as well as agriculture, rural development, and water management.