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Somalia and Djibouti to cooperate on information sharing

Somalia and Djibouti will cooperate on information sharing as a means to enhance their bilateral relations.

Djibouti Minister of Information Ridhawaan Abdullahi Bahdoon has arrived in Mogadishu on Wednesday for an official visit.

Somali Minister of Information Mohamed Abdi Hayir Mareye has received the minister at Adan Adde International Airport.

The ministers have discussed on means to cooperate on communication. Somalia and Djibouti seek to partner in the communication field to fast-track progress in both nations.

Djibouti agreed to provide an additional submarine that will carry the cables for fiber optic connection.

The ministries agreed to promote and strengthen the cooperation between the ministries in many areas, such as regional interconnectivity, terrestrial optical fiber, cybersecurity, ICT regulations, cross border signals issues, spectrum management, and numbering plan, etc.

Somalia’s communication sector has in the recent past made great progress with Somalia planning to move to a digital signal which will make access to information across the country easier to access.

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