9 September 2013

Somalia: Gov't, China Officially Sign Cooperation Agreement

Somalia federal government has on Monday announced that it has officially signed a cooperation agreement with the People's Republic of China in Mogadishu. After meeting in Mogadishu today, Deputy Prime Minister and the Foreign Minister of Somalia Fawsiya Yusuf Haji Aden and the Chinese ambassador to Kenya Liu Guangyoun signed the agreement which will pave a five year plan to help recovery Somalia.

"Today we have signed two agreements following our visit to China which will allow the China government to help us." Minister Fawsiya said in a press conference in Mogadishu.

Ambassador Liu Guangyoun said China and Somalia had a long time relation which dates back to 50 years ago. He said China is committed to rebuild three main facilities in Somalia including mother and child health hospital, Mogadishu Stadium, the National Theatre as well as the road between Galkayo and Burao on the north of Somalia.

The ambassador also announced today that China will re-establish its embassy in Mogadishu and requested to observe the land donated by Somali government.

Mogadishu Mayor Mohamud Ahmed Nur who was attending the press conference announced that the local government of Mogadishu donated a land at the Liido beach resort to build a Chinese Embassy.

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