MOGADISHU, Somalia Dec 20 2012 (Garowe Online) – Somali President
Hassan Sheikh Mohamoud met with a delegation from East Timor and Norway at
Villa Somalia on Thursday, Garowe Online reports.
President Hassan met with East Timor’s Minister of Finance
Emilia Pires and Norway Minister of International Development Heikki Holmas on
Minister Pires met with Somalia’s Minister of Finance, Planning and International Cooperation,
Mohamud Hassan Suleyman to discuss how the two countries ministries could work
Minister Suleyman said in a press statement that he and
Minister Pires discussed further cooperation between the two countries.
President Hassan met with Norwegian Minister Holmas at Villa
Somalia in Mogadishu on Thursday. After the meeting President Hassan gave a
press statement discussing how international aid over the past years has not turned
out expected results.
The Somali Federal
Government president has met with a list of foreign delegations over the past
On Thursday night, President Hassan alongside Minister of
Defense Abdihakim Mohamud Haji Fiqi, promoted 9 soldiers from the Somali armed
forces at an event at Villa Somalia.
During his speech at the event, President Hassan told the
soldiers that they had to "return security in the country, so Somalis who fled
could return to their homeland."
There were colorful events in both Mogadishu and Bossaso
celebrating the 69th anniversary of the Somali Police Force.