President Mohamud meets his Turkish counterpart in Ankara
December 6, 2012 Markacadeey
President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud of Somalia on Wednesday held talks with his host
Turkish counterpart Abdullah Gül in Ankara, reports say.
The two leaders discussed a range of issues including strengthening the ties
between their countries, and ways in which Turkey can play a leading role in
boosting security, military and economy of Somalia.
Speaking at a joint press briefing with Mr Gul shortly after their meeting,
president Mohamud said cooperation on security matters and scaling up Turkish
developmental projects in Somalia were among top issues they discussed during
President Gul on his side stated that the talks ended successfully as
anticipated and promised to continue supporting Somalia.
President Mohamud who is on an official four-day trip to Turkey is also expected
to meet Prime Minister Recep Tayip Erdogan and several other senior Turkish
government officials on Thursday.
Foreign Affairs Minister Fauzia Yussuf Hajji, Defence Minister Abdikarin
Mohamoud Fiqi and Finance and National Planning Minister Mohamoud Hassan Saleban
are among the president’s delegation in Turkey.
It is the first time the president has travelled to Turkey since he was voted
into office early last September.