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President Sisi Reaffirms Commitment to Supporting Somalia's Security and Stability


Wed 03 Jan 2024 | 01:24 AM
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On Tuesday, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi received a phone call from Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, highlighting the ongoing bilateral relations between the two countries. The conversation revolved around ways to enhance cooperation and deepen coordination across various sectors, in line with the historical nature of the relationship between Egypt and Somalia.

During the call, President El-Sisi reaffirmed Egypt's steadfast position in supporting Somalia, emphasizing Egypt's commitment to Somalia's security and stability. This statement was confirmed by Ahmed Fahmy, the official spokesperson for the Egyptian Presidency.

The relationship between Egypt and Somalia has a rich history, rooted in their shared cultural and geopolitical ties. Egypt has been a key player in African politics, often extending support to neighboring countries to ensure regional stability. This support is crucial for Somalia, a country that has faced prolonged periods of civil unrest and challenges to its security infrastructure.

Somalia's strategic position in the Horn of Africa makes it a significant partner for Egypt, particularly in terms of security cooperation and counter-terrorism efforts. The stability of Somalia directly affects the security of the Red Sea and, by extension, the Suez Canal, which is vital for Egypt's economy.

Furthermore, Egypt's support for Somalia aligns with its broader strategy in Africa, where it seeks to strengthen its role as a leader and mediator in regional conflicts. By supporting Somalia, Egypt not only aids in stabilizing the region but also consolidates its position as a key player in African affairs.

Egypt's approach towards Somalia is also seen as part of its efforts to counterbalance the influence of other regional powers in Africa. This geopolitical dynamic adds another layer to Egypt's foreign policy objectives in the continent.