Russia, Somalia recommit to jointly combating terrorism – Foreign ministry

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Sergey Lavrov
Sergey Lavrov

RUSSIAN Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Somalian Prime Minister Hassan Ali Khayre have reaffirmed their commitment to coordinating efforts of both countries in the international arena toward combating terrorism.

The Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Tuesday that both leaders made the commitment on the sidelines of the second Paris Peace Forum.

“The mutual focus of Moscow and Mogadishu on deepening the political dialogue and coordinating foreign policy approaches in the international arena, including in countering terrorism, has been confirmed,” the ministry said.

Lavrov then voiced his support for the African Union Peacekeeping Mission in Somalia and underlined the need for a continued effort toward achieving sustainable peace in the war-torn country.

Somalia is a fragile state that has been besieged by conflicts and terrorism for decades.

It has been overrun by a multitude of armed groups, most notably the terrorist group Al-Shabab, who affiliate themselves with al-Qaeda (terrorist group banned in Russia). (Sputnik/NAN)

– Nov. 12, 2019 @ 15:25 GMT |

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