Egypt Vows Unwavering Commitment to Aid Somalia’s Development

CAIRO – Egypt has reaffirmed its unwavering backing for Somalia, highlighting a commitment to collaboration in various areas such as security, socioeconomic development, and more.

Prime Minister Moustafa Madbouli assured Ambassador Elius Sheikh Omar Abu Bakr of Somalia that Cairo stands ready to support Somalia in achieving security and stability as a trusted ally in need of assistance.

Ambassador Abu Bakr, in his farewell meeting in Egypt, expressed gratitude for the continuous support from Egyptian institutions. He stressed the importance of ongoing Egyptian aid for Somalia, especially in light of the existing political and security challenges.

Earlier this year, Egypt pledged its assistance to Somalia following the contentious agreement between North Western of Somalia and Ethiopia. The agreement involves Ethiopia acquiring a portion of the Red Sea for the construction of a Naval Base and port in exchange for recognizing North Western of Somalia as a sovereign state.

While the deal is being implemented, Somalia has issued warnings to Ethiopia, denouncing the terms as ‘provocative.’ Egypt and Turkey have joined the ranks of countries offering full support to Somalia, promising to deploy warships in the Red Sea and Indian Ocean.

Despite international pressure urging Ethiopia to reconsider the MoU, Ethiopia has not made any official statements regarding the agreement.

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