MOGADISHU, 27th January, 2016 (WAM) – Mohammed Ahmed Othman Al Hammadi, UAE Ambassador to the Republic of Somalia, has met with Abdiweli Gas, President of Puntland, a semi-autonomous region, at the embassy headquarters in the capital Mogadishu.
During the meeting, the two sides discussed bilateral relations between the UAE and Somalia, and the President of the Puntland region expressed his thanks and appreciation for the UAE’s efforts and the continuous support it provides Somalia in general and Puntland in particular, in various fields.
The UAE ambassador also expressed his thanks and appreciation to President Gas in his efforts to strengthen relations between the two countries, and hosted a dinner banquet in the president’s honour at the embassy’s headquarters.
Al Hammadi also met with Ahmed Mohamed Islam, President of Jubaland, at the embassy, and discussed bilateral relations between the UAE and Somalia, and the Jubaland region in particular.
The president expressed his thanks and appreciation to the UAE for its continuous support of the developmental and economic fields in his country, especially in his governorate.
The UAE ambassador thanked the president for his efforts in consolidating relations between the two countries and for supporting the stability and security process in Somalia.