President's visit to Qatar was successful: Somali Deputy PM Featured

Doha, Qatar: Deputy Prime Minister of Somalia H E Salah Ahmed Jama said that President of Somalia H E Hassan Sheikh Mohamud’s visit to Qatar, which he concluded on Thursday, was successful and achieved fruitful results in favour of the outstanding relations between the two countries and peoples.

 Jama said that the discussions between Amir H H Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani and Somali President were fruitful and valuable.

He added that the discussions dealt with several issues of concern to both sides, especially those related to developing bilateral relations and supporting the Somali government in its efforts to enhance security and stability and achieve development, as well as regional and international issues of common concern.

Jama noted that the meetings held by the Somali delegation during the visit touched on the priorities of the Somali government in terms of development and modernisation, the development of human capital through education and training, and investment opportunities available in various sectors, within the framework of the government’s efforts in development and revitalisation of all economic sectors.

Highlighting the Qatar-Somalia long official and relations that span more than 100 years, he said that the visit sought to “continue that relationship that has historical, religious and cultural links”.

He added that Qatar, over the past years, “has been the primary partner of Somali state and institutions in the efforts to revive and rebuild the Somali state”.

As a contributor to many international bodies, Qatar has been at the forefront of countries that helped the Somali people, and it spared no effort in supporting Somalia at various levels, he added.

He added that the large Somali community living in Qatar enjoys care and attention and participates in many development sectors.

Praising Qatar’s active and effective diplomacy on the international arena, he said Qatar has become a key player in resolving major international issues. Qatar is a leading country in resolving many conflicts and establishing peace in many countries, and it is an active member of the international community, he said.

“We also have a big aspirations for peace. So we see Qatar as one of our key friends and allies in trying to revive our state and sustain peace which comes very costly to us,” he said.

He expressed his country’s aspiration for Qatari investments in many sectors, pointing out that Somalia, in addition to its geographical location as a gateway to Africa, has enormous potential in terms of natural fisheries, agriculture, livestock breeding among others.

Somalia has a favourable environment and is a suitable partner for Qatar, which has a powerful influence in the global markets, he added.

Source: thepeninsulaqatar