Abu Dhabi: His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, received yesterday (Monday) at Al Bahr Palace Hassan Shaikh Mahmoud, President of Somalia.
The meeting touched on ways to enhance the current level of bilateral relations in various fields for the benefit of both countries and their peoples. Shaikh Mohammad and Mahmoud discussed ways to bolster cooperation in the field of economy, development, politics and security.
They also discussed the UAE’s projects that support the people in Somalia, such as the reconstruction of national and social institutions in order to achieve the aspirations of the Somali people for development and stability.
Mahmoud briefed Shaikh Mohammad on developments in Somalia, and efforts being exerted by the government to combat and eradicate terrorism to consolidate security and stability in the country.
Shaikh Mohammad emphasised that the UAE, under the leadership of President His Highness Shaikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, stands by the people of Somalia to help them achieve security, stability and development. He wished the people of Somalia progress in attaining peace and enhancing security and stability.
For his part, Mahmoud expressed his thanks and gratitude for the UAE’s efforts in Somalia and the humanitarian and development aid it has provided. He said that the UAE’s humanitarian aid contributed immensely in restoring normality to the lives of Somalis in most areas. Mahmoud thanked the UAE for its efforts in supporting security and stability in Somalia, and its support for the Somali government in combating extremism and terrorism.
They also discussed recent regional and international developments, in addition to issues of mutual concern.