ROME(HalbeegNews)- The president of federal government of Somalia, Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo who is in a three day state visit to Italy has held discussions with the prime minister of Italy Giuseppe Conte in Rome.
The two leaders discussed wide range issues of great interest to the two nations including strengthening the bilateral ties
“Honoured to have held fruitful discussions with PM @guiseppeConteIT in Rome today on strengthening our two sides bilateral ties. Somalia and Italy have a strong historical foundation for modern partnership in all areas of common progress that we seek to cement further” a statement posted on president’s twitter account reads.
The president also held similar meeting with his counterpart, Sergio Matterella.
Italy, a former colonizer of Somalia is one of the few European countries that support the recovery of Somalia from over two decades of civil war. It gives military and financial support to the federal government of Somalia.
Through the Somali Infrastructure Fund (SIF), the two governments agreed to jointly implement the projects in Somalia.
Somalia Infrastructure Fund is a Multi-Partner Fund with the overall goal of supporting Somalia to rebuild institutions, rehabilitate key infrastructure and reinforce economic governance.
The SIF, which is administered by the African Development Bank, aims to contribute to the efforts of Somalia and its development partners to consolidate peace, establish the basic institutions of a functioning state, and to accelerate inclusive and sustainable economic recovery and development.