Somali President Hassan Sheikh leaves for Turkey on his second journey overseas

MOGADISHU, Somalia – Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud left for Turkey on Sunday on his second journey overseas, the place he is predicted to uphold bilateral relations between Ankara and Mogadishu.

Turkish authorities have introduced that Hassan Sheikh Mohamud can be within the nation from July 3 to five. This is the second out of nation journey I actually have visited the UAE [UAE] fifteen days in the past.

According to Turkish authorities, Hassan Sheikh Mohamud will preserve bilateral relations with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Turkey has been working carefully with Somalia for a decade.

“The two leaders are also expected to exchange views on regional and international developments,” the assertion learn, additional including that delegations from either side will attend conferences to be held on the presidential palace.

Over the previous decade, Turkey has labored carefully with Somalia, particularly on enhancing bilateral relations, inserting the safety sector as one in all the areas of focus. Ankara supported the coaching of elite Gorgor troops and Haramacad police.

Throughout Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo’s tenure, Turkey has at all times been beneath strain to tame alleged abuses by Gorgor and Haramacad cops. The officers have been accused of focusing on opponents and intimidating civil society.

The nation has additionally supported the building and reconstruction of varied departments in Somalia. Most Turkish engineers are answerable for constructing varied roads, even bearing the brunt of Al-Shabaab assaults.

Al-Shabaab, which dominates rural central and southern Somalia, has at all times focused busy foreigners to assist rebuild the nation. Turkey additionally has a military coaching heart within the nation.

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