Somalia vows solidarity with China over Coronavirus outbreak

Somali Foreign Minister expresses his country’s solidarity with China in confronting the coronavirus.

Somali Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ahmed Isse Awad on Sunday expressed Somalia’s solidarity with the people and Government of China on the outbreak of the novel coronavirus.

In a statement, the ministry said Minister Awad assured the Chinese ambassador that Somalia stands with the Government and people of China at this difficult time, as they work hard to contain the spread of the Coronavirus, wishing them success in overcoming it completely.

Awad has met with Chinese ambassador Mr. Qin Jian at his home in Mogadishu.

The minister hosted a breakfast banquet in honor of Chinese officials including envoy.

Awad has discussed with the ambassador on strengthening bilateral relations and cooperation between the two countries and the two friendly peoples linked to ancient eternal relations.

Minister Awad stressed that he is in direct contact with Somali students in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China, where the deadly coronavirus is spread.

Somali Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation said it is coordinating with the Chinese authorities and the Somali embassy in Beijing to arrange the necessary measures to provide what they need.



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