The President of Somalia received the Secretary General of the United Nations at the Presidential Palace
The President of the Federal Republic of Somalia, Mr. Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, held a fruitful meeting at the Presidential Palace with the Secretary General of the United Nations, Mr. António Guterres, who made a historic visit to our country.
President Hassan Sheikh and Secretary António Guterres discussed the future of bilateral cooperation, priority plans for the government of Somalia, existing challenges and areas that aid and activities of the United Nations agencies operating in Somalia should focus on, to ensure recovery of Somalia.
The President of the Federal Government of Somalia, Mr. Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, has presented the practical achievements that have been confirmed in the areas of national security, strengthening of friendship, debt forgiveness, development of economic infrastructure and reconciliation.
Also, the President spoke about the burdens and difficult situations that the government is dealing with, first of all the drought that has ruined the lives of thousands of families, the effects of climate change, poverty and civil strife.
“This is a visit to support the government and the democratic process in Somalia. This visit assures us that the United Nations is fully committed to supporting our plans for government building and stabilizing the country. We are confident that the Somali people will be able to overcome the problems and challenges they are still facing, through the completion of the liberation of the country and reconciliation”.
The President of the Republic thanked the Secretary General of the United Nations, Mr. António Guterres, for his visit to our country, and hoped that the government and the people of Somalia will be supported in achieving their vision of a developed, stable, and positive Somalia.
For his part, Secretary António Guterres expressed his happiness in his visit to Somalia, thanking the President of the Republic for the warm welcome he gave to him and his delegation, and noted that he understands the humanitarian situation faced by the government of Somalia, and is being strengthened. the support and support of the country.
The Somali Federation, Mr. Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, and the Secretary General of the United Nations, Mr. António Guterres, who jointly spoke to the media after a fruitful meeting at the Presidential Palace, presented the cooperation of both sides in the war against the Khawarij, humanitarian issues. and dealing with climate change mitigation.
The authorities also praised the effective achievements of the DFS in the fields of security, anti-Khawarij and state building, underlining the importance of removing the arms embargo on Somalia.
The Secretary General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, recently landed at Mogadishu airport and was welcomed by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Somalia. He will soon meet with the country’s top leaders.
On his arrival, the main roads of the capital were closed this morning, as he will proceed to the city of Baidoa
The President of the Federal Republic of Somalia, Mr. Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, honored the diplomats working in the country together with the Secretary General of the United Nations, Mr. António Guterres, in a collective iftar that reflects the Somali culture of hospitality and hospitality.
The President praised the good role played by international friends in building the government of Somalia, and presented the practical achievements that have been confirmed in the areas of national security, strengthening the government, debt relief, development of economic infrastructure and education.
Our plan is to remove the arms embargo that has been imposed on us for more than 31 years. We think it is the right time for Somalia to lift the arms embargo.”