Egypt reiterates support to Somali efforts to enhance peace, achieve development: PM



Thu, 09 Jun 2022 - 03:55 GMT


Thu, 09 Jun 2022 - 03:55 GMT

CAIRO – 9 June 2022: Egypt reiterates its support to the Somali national efforts during the coming period to achieve security and peace, achieve sustainable development, and eradicate terrorism, Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouli said.

“This is in order for Somalia to overcome the current challenges and achieve the aspirations of the Somali people in a prosperous future,” Madbouli said in a speech on Thursday during the inauguration ceremony of new Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, the tenth president of Somalia.

Mabdouli called on the brothers and partners to stand by Somalia and provide support required for the African country to achieve permanent security and stability and bring itself back as an effective and strong member of the international community.


The premier said Egypt is keen to enhance cooperation with Somalia in all fields to meet the aspirations of the two countries.

Madbouli attended the ceremony on behalf of Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, hailing in a speech the “historic and strategic” relations between Egypt and Somalia.

Egypt has been in the lead of the countries that recognized the independence of Somalia in 1960, Madbouli said, hailing in this regard the role played by Egyptian diplomat Kamal El-Din Salah, who was killed in 1975.


“The name of the Egyptian martyr Kamal El-Din Salah, the UN delegate to Somalia, is still remembered with appreciation,” Madbouli said. He added: “he paid his life in 1957 as a cost of his efforts in order for Somalia to gain its independence and preserve its unity.”

The relations between Egypt and Somalia are characterized by multiplicity, Madbouli said, adding that they include political, economic, social, educational, cultural, health and military fields.

Mabouli arrived in Mogadishu on Thursday to participate in the inauguration ceremony of President Mohamud. During his visit, he met with the new president as well as Somali Prime Minister Mohamed Hussein Roble.

“Egypt’s high-level participation in the inauguration ceremony is an affirmation of the historic relations that bind the two countries, since the independence of Somalia in 1960,” the Cabinet said in the statement.



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