NIAMEY, Niger: The Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has assured of Pakistan’s full support to Somalia for its reconstruction and economic development.
Talking to the Minister of State for Foreign Affairs of Somalia Balal Mohamed Osman on the sidelines of the 47th Session of the OIC Council of Foreign Ministers (CFM) in Niamey, Qureshi Highlighting historical ties and Pakistan’s steadfast support to Somalia.
The foreign minister reaffirmed the commitment to further promote the bilateral cooperation between the two Countries in diverse fields, in particular in trade and investment.
Shah Mahmood Qureshi said that Pakistan under its “Engage Africa” initiative attaches high importance to its relations with Africa and Somalia.
The Somali Minister of State conveyed gratitude over Pakistan’s consistent support and expressed the desire to forge closer ties in a range of areas.
Briefing about the overall environment in Somalia, Balal Mohamed Osman informed the Foreign Minister of Pakistan on improving the law and order situation in the Country.
Balal Mohamed Osman said that Somalia would like to benefit from Pakistan’s continued support in human resource development as well as its expertise in countering terrorism.
The Minister of State also invited Pakistani investors to take advantage of the investment opportunities in Somalia and identified the livestock, fisheries, agriculture, and natural resources as key sectors in this regard.
The two sides agreed to maintain close contact to follow up on key areas of mutual interest.