Somalia PM Meets Chinese Foreign Minister on the sidelines of UN General Assembly in New York

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    Somalia PM Meets Chinese Foreign Minister on the sidelines of UN General Assembly in New York

    NEW YORK (Horn Observer) Somalia Prime Minister Hassan Ali Khaire on Thursday met with the Chinese Foreign Ministter Wang Yi in New York, on the sides of the UN General Assembly.

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Somali PM Hassan Ali Khaire pictured with the Chinese Foreign Ministter Wang Yi after meeting in New York. Photo Credit: OPM
NEW YORK (Horn Observer) Somalia Prime Minister Hassan Ali Khaire on Thursday met with the Chinese Foreign Ministter Wang Yi in New York, on the sides of the UN General Assembly.

According to a statement from the office of Somali Prime Minister, both leaders bilateral cooperation and the current projects China is implementing in Somalia.”


"The security of the eastern African region, political development, strengthening the bilateral relations between the two governments and China’s support in the reconstruction of Somalia” were among the issues discussed during the meeting as cited in the press release.

"Somalia Prime minister thanked Chinese government in their role in supporting Somalia and reiterated the importance to strengthen the relationship.” the statement added.


China is one of the few countries that have diplomatic presence in Mogadishu. Early August, Chinese assistance topping 2,800 tonnes of rice into the drought hit country  arrived in Mogadishu. In July, China also donated 1 million for Humanitarian assistance to Somalia.

On Tuesday, Somalia Prime Minister Hassan Ali Khaire met with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in New York. Both Somalia and Russia discussed strengthening the long term bilateral relationship between the two countries.

According to ITAR TASS, Russia pledged  its readiness to help Somalia in its efforts to fight against extremism and terrorism

Somalia Prime Minister, Hassan Ali Khaire is expected address the UN General Assembly on Friday.

- Horn Observer -




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