Egypt sends 240 tons of aid to Somalia amid years-long drought



Sat, 31 Dec 2022 - 11:14 GMT


Sat, 31 Dec 2022 - 11:14 GMT

CAIRO – 31 December 2022: Egypt has sent 240 tons of food, and medical and relief aid via sea to Mogadishu, the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement on Friday.

The shipment came within the framework of the special Egyptian-Somali relations and the Egyptian political leadership’s keenness to support the Somali government and people in the face of the drought that Somalia has suffered from for years, the statement said.

The aid was sent by the Egyptian government with contributions from Al-Azhar, the Ministry of Defense, the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Social Solidarity, and the Egyptian Red Crescent in coordination with the Foreign Ministry.

The Somali Ministry of Health expressed gratitude to Egypt, affirming the brotherly relations between the two countries and the important role of the Egyptian aid in facing drought.

The ministry also affirmed keenness to enhance cooperation with Egypt in the field of health and in training medical teams.

In November, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El Sisi has asserted Cairo’s readiness to continue providing support for Somalia to consolidate its state institutions.

This comes as he met with his Somali counterpart Hassan Sheikh Mohamud on the sidelines of the 31st Arab Summit in Algeria.

Sisi also received Mohamud in July in his first visit to Egypt since assuming the post a month earlier.

In June, Egyptian Prime Minister Madbouli attended the inauguration ceremony of Mohamud, the tenth Somali president, on behalf of President Sisi.




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