Somali PM and Swedish ambassador discuss strengthening cooperation

Somalia’s Prime Minister, Hassan Ali Kheyre met with new Swedish ambassador for Somalia, Staffan Tillander in Mogadishu on Tuesday.

The two discussed ways to boost bilateral ties between the two nations.

Somali premier, Hassan Kheyre stressed the need for the Scandinavian nation to double its efforts in rebuilding and reconstruction support that it provides to the recuperating horn of the African nation.

Ambassador Staffan Tillander, presented his diplomatic credentials to Somali President, Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo on 16th October.

Stockholm is among European states that provide financial assistance to Somali government in various key areas including health.

The meeting between Somali PM and Swedish diplomat comes at a time when Villa Somalia is seeking support from allies to provide humanitarian assistance to hundreds of citizens displaced by heavy flooding in Hiran, Bakol and Gedo regions.

Already the government of Turkey has pledged to play its part in the rescue mission.

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