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Russia Delivers 25,000 Tons of Wheat to Somalia


Sun 26 Nov 2023 | 08:19 PM
Israa Farhan

Russia has dispatched a cargo ship carrying 25,000 tons of wheat to the Federal Government of Somalia as part of its humanitarian food assistance program.

According to the National Media Agency (SONNA), the announcement came after the arrival of the Russian Ambassador to Djibouti and non-resident to Somalia, Mikhail Golovanov, in Mogadishu.

He was received by Somalia's Minister of Information, Culture, and Tourism, Daud Aweis Jama, and the Director of the European Affairs Department at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Abdurrahman Nur Mohamed (Dinari).

Golovanov stated that the vessel is expected to dock in the port of Mogadishu in the coming days, carrying a significant wheat consignment.

Previously, the Russian government had pledged to provide food assistance to African nations, with Somalia being the first to receive such aid.

In July, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced that Russia would provide grain free of charge to six African countries over the next three to four months.

This declaration was made during the general session of the Russia-Africa Summit.

Putin also expressed Russia's intention to establish several Russian educational institutions in Africa, offering between 25-50 thousand tons of grain for free to Burkina Faso, Zimbabwe, Mali, Somalia, the Central African Republic, and Eritrea in the coming months.