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Somali President Declares Egypt a Historic Ally, Vows to Protect Sovereignty


Sun 21 Jan 2024 | 02:45 PM
By Ahmad El-Assasy

In a decisive statement during a joint press conference with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud reaffirmed Somalia's long-standing alliance with Egypt, highlighting their strategic partnership and mutual respect.

Strategic Partnerships and Future Cooperation

President Mohamud expressed Somalia's eagerness to enhance cooperation with Cairo in the coming period. 

He emphasized the mutual respect between the two nations, which forms the basis of their collaboration. The Somali leader outlined plans to strengthen security, stability, economic, and political ties with Egypt.

Global Chaos and Regional Stability

Addressing the current global disorder, President Mohamud called for international and regional partners to ensure Ethiopia's adherence to international law and respect for Somali sovereignty. 

He firmly rejected recent attempts to undermine Somalia's territorial integrity, emphasizing that no agreements threatening the nation's sovereignty would be tolerated.

The Red Sea and Global Trade

The Somali President underscored the Red Sea's significance in global trade, particularly for neighboring countries.

He highlighted Somalia's potential and opportunities in the region, asserting that the country would not allow any state, including Ethiopia or others, to infringe upon its lands.

Somalia's Role in Global Trade Growth

President Mohamud conveyed Somalia's readiness to participate in the expansion of global trade. He outlined plans for arrangements that would benefit this goal. 

The President's message to international partners was clear: the partnership between Somalia and Egypt is comprehensive, covering various sectors, and poses no threat to any other nation.