Somalia’s PM and UAE ambassador discuss ways to forge bilateral ties

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Somalia’s Prime Minister, Mohamed Husein Roble, held discussions aimed at strengthening diplomatic relations with the ambassador of the United Arab Emirates, Mohamed Ahmed Al’uthman, PM’s office said in a statement.

The high-level meeting comes years after the UAE severed ties with Somalia following political wrangle over Mogadishu’s refusal to join Gulf Arab nations in their blockade on Qatar, a key allay and staunch supporter of the Somali gov’t led by outgoing President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo.

Somali PM, “today received UAE ambassador to Somalia H.E Mohamed Ahmed Al’uthman to discuss consolidating ties between the brotherly nations,” Somalia Premiere’s office said.

Both sides also discussed “how UAE contribute to the relief efforts for Somali people adversely affected by the drought,” it added.

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