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Qatar announces investment in Somalia port




(MENAFN - The Peninsula) QNADeputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs H E Sheikh Mohamed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani met yesterday with the Prime Minister of the Federal Republic of Somalia, Hassan Ali Khayre, during a visit to Somalia.

They reviewed bilateral relations as well as issues of common concern. Minister of Transport and Communications H E Jassim bin Saif Al Sulaiti attended the meeting.

In a press conference following the meeting, H E the Minister of Transport and Communications and the Minister of Ports and Maritime Transport of Somalia, Maryan Aweys Jama, announced the State of Qatar's investment in Hobyo Port in order to support the sisterly Republic of Somalia and develop and strengthen relations between the two countries.

Minister of Transport and Communications, H E Jassim bin Saif Al Sulaiti and Minister of Ports and Maritime Transport of Somalia, Maryan Aweys Jama, announcing State of Qatar's investment in Hobyo port in Somalia.

Aweys Jama stressed that the launch of the Hobyo Port construction project will create jobs for citizens and contribute to the country's economy.

Mwani Qatar has entered into an investment partnership with the Somali side, said a statement issued by the Ministry of Transport and Communications yesterday.

H E the Minister of Transport and Communications said this investment reflects the strength of relations between Qatar and Somalia, which were established by Amir H H Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani and President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo of Somalia.

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, H E Sheikh Mohamed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani, meeting with Prime Minister of the Federal Republic of Somalia, Hassan Ali Khayre, in Mogadishu, yesterday.   

The Minister said the investment, which is the basic building block in the field of cooperation in maritime transport, will open new horizons for cooperation between the two countries in the interest of the two brotherly peoples. H E the Minister said that the Hobyo port will be designed and built with the latest international standards and will follow modern standards in safety and security measures.

It is an important Somali port due to its proximity to the Bab-el-Mandeb Strait, which is one of the most important sea crossing points in the world, in addition to its location in the central region of Mudug, Somalia, which is the link between the south and north of the country.

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Qatar announces investment in Somalia port

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