Somalia, Turkey agree to further strength of relations

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By Staff reporter , Garowe Online

MOGADISHU, Somalia - On Monday, May 20, the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation received H.E. Amb. Ahmed Isse Awad at his office in the Ministry, Ambassador of the Republic of Turkey to the Federal Republic of Somalia, H.E. Mr. Mehmet Yilmaz.

During the meeting, Minister Awad praised Turkey's historic positions and its standing with the Somali people, who highly appreciate this prestigious role. He pointed out that there are common interests of the Somali -Turkish, imposed by the national feeling and the facts of history and geography, pointing out that Mogadishu and Ankara are united by a common destiny, which distinguishes bilateral relations and the special ties between the two brotherly countries.

For his part, Ambassador Mehmet Yilmaz praised Turkey's relations with Somalia, stressing its importance in strengthening bilateral relations between the two countries and the two brotherly peoples. He said that these relations have witnessed remarkable development in recent years.

The ambassador indicated that Turkey will continue to support the Somali government and people, noting that his country's policy is quite firm to deal with Mogadishu as a brotherly ally for centuries.

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