Somalia and India Sign an Agreement on Transfer of Prisoners

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    Somalia and India Sign an Agreement on Transfer of Prisoners

    NEW DELHI, India (Horn Observer) A delegation from Somalia led by the foreign Minister, Yusuf Garaad Omar signed an agreement for Transfer of Sentenced Persons with India on a five day official visit to India, following invitation extended by the Ind

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EAM Sushma Swaraj met Yusuf Garaad Omar, Minister of Foreign Affairs & International Cooperation of Somalia. Photo Credit: ANI
NEW DELHI, India (Horn Observer) A delegation from Somalia led by the foreign Minister, Yusuf Garaad Omar signed an agreement for Transfer of Sentenced Persons with India on a five day official visit to India, following invitation extended by the India's External affairs Minister Smt. Sushma Swaraj, statement from India Foreign Ministry said.


India is a part of the International naval force fighting piracy off the coast of Somalia and arrested dozens of suspected Somali pirates who are currently held in Indian prisons during the operation.

The Somali delegation who met with the External Affairs Minister Smt. Sushma Swaraj and MOS (MJA) Shri M.J. Akbar discussed India-Somalia bilateral relations including issue of piracy and maritime security were discussed between the two sides during the meetings.

"Further, discussions on regional issues pertaining to developments in Gulf region and India’s neighborhood were held.” The statement added.

Two weeks ago, Plane carrying 114 Somali prisoners who were released from Ethiopian jails arrived in Mogadishu after Somali Prime Minister Hassan Ali Khaire signed an agreement with his Ethiopian counterparts

The current Federal government of Somalia is getting growing popular support on bringing Somali prisoners back home.

- Horn Observer -


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