NEW YORK (Halbeeg News) – The government of Russia has pledged support for the Somali government in its reinforced fight against terrorism in the horn of African nation.
Moscow has said that it has plans to help Somalia in her efforts against extremism and terrorism headlined by rebel groups including Al-Shabaab and ISIS in a meeting held in New York on the sidelines of the 73rd session of the UN General Assembly.
The meeting happened between Somali Foreign Minister, Ahmed Awad Issa and his Russian counterpart Sergey on Tuesday.
Mr. Lavrov expressed support for the anti-terrorism efforts of Somalia’s federal authorities and the African Union peacekeeping mission in Somalia.
“At the meeting with FM of Somalia Ahmed Isse Awad, Lavrov expressed support for the steps on the antiterrorist direction by the federal authorities & #AfricanUnion Peace Mission in Somalia,” Russian UN Mission said in a statement.
At the meeting w/FM of #Somalia Ahmed Isse Awad #Lavrov
expressed support for the steps on the antiterrorist direction by the federal authorities & #AfricanUnion Peace Mission in Somalia , reaffirmed #Russia’s commitment to enhancing political, trade & economic cooperation. #UNGA pic.twitter.com/24WgQtA1xM
— Russian Mission UN (@RussiaUN) September 25, 2018
The talks will also facilitate the historical relationship between the two countries by reiterating the mutual commitment to expand cooperation in the political, trade-and-economic and other areas
”Lavrov reaffirmed Russia’s commitment to enhancing political, trade & economic cooperation,” the Mission stated.