ABU DHABI, 26th April, 2016 (WAM) – H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, received today at the ministry, Abdusalam H. Omer, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Investment Promotion of the Federal Republic of Somalia.

Sheikh Abdullah welcomed the Somali FM and his accompanying delegation, and discussed with him bilateral relations between the UAE and Somalia and ways to promote them.

The Somali foreign minister commended the humanitarian and charitable efforts by the UAE to help Somalia and its people amid the current calamities they face. He appreciated the initiatives and projects carried out by the UAE in this context.

The two sides discussed the latest developments in Somalia, and reviewed the areas of co-operation and bilateral co-ordination. They also exchanged views on a number of issues of common concern.

The meeting was attended by Mohammed Ahmed Al Othman, UAE Ambassador to Somalia.