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Germany donates $73m to Somalia

The government of Germany said it will donate an additional $73 million in financial aid to Somalia to improve the living standard of Somali people.

Speaking at a ceremony held in Mogadishu, Germany ambassador to Somalia, Annett Gunther said Germany is a commitment to boost bilateral ties.

The ceremony was to mark the 30th anniversary of German Unity Day.

“To support Somalia on its path, Germany is increasing its support in its development cooperation by $73 million over the next two years,” said Gunther.

“This increase, as was jointly agreed, will foster inclusive growth, skills development (through technical and vocational education and training) and urban infrastructure. Furthermore, Germany is engaging with a higher priority in rural development, agriculture and water management.”

Gunther noted that the substantial support by the German government honors the progress made by the Somali people.
“It aims to support maintaining the positive trajectory Somalia has taken in recent years,” she added.

The ceremony was attended by Somali Prime Minister Hassan Ali Khaire, the Speaker of the Upper House, Abdi Hashi Abdullahi, Minister of Foreign Affairs Ahmed Isse Awad and other members of the Somali government.

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