#Italian defense minister pays a surprise visit to Somalia
Italy’s defense minister has made an unannounced visit to Mogadishu, the Somali capital on Monday, AX reports.
Elisabetta Trenta, the Minister of Defence and a delegation she is main, together with the Chief of Employees of the Italian Military, was obtained by her Somali counterpart, Hassan Mohamed Ali and other officers.
Talking to the reporters within the capital, Ali stated he met for talks with the visiting Italian counterpart on the bilateral relations between the nations and the army cooperation.
Trenta’s visit which turns into the first by such high-ranking Italian official to visit Somalia got here amidst intensified assaults by the Al-Qaeda-linked extremist group, Al-Shabaab in Mogadishu.
Italy is a former colony of Somalia which turned independent in 1960.
As well as, Italy is among the EU nations established not too long ago diplomatic presence in Mogadishu which is offering direct safety assist and serving to construct the capability of Somali forces.