12 March 2014

Somalia: Pres Hassan Sheikh - "We Are Here in Japan to Strengthen Bilateral Relations"

The President of the Federal Republic of Somalia, Mr Hassan Sheikh Mohamud and his delegation have reached Tokyo, the capital city of Japan and were warmly received by heads of the Japanese government including their ambassador to Somalia.

The President's delegation will stay in Japan for a 4-day visit and include the Minister of Foreign Affairs & International Cooperation Mr Abdirahman Duale Beileh, Minister of Planning Mr Saciid Abdullahi Mohamed and Minister of Public Works & Reconstruction Nadiifo Mohamed Osman.

The President and his delegation will meet with the Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe and discuss strengthening of bilateral relations as well as the support of the Japanese government to Somalia in Livestock, Agricultural Development and training for Somali professionals.

"We are here to talk with the Japanese government on their support for our country's development process. The Somali and Japanese governments have strong relations, they have continued to support our country and now we are hoping that we can strengthen further the bilateral relations." Said the President of Somalia

Finally the Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud will also meet the Japanese King in Hiroshima.

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