Somali Planning Minister Praises HH the Amir's Vision for Qatar's Development

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Doha, May 15 (QNA) - HE Somali Minister of Planning, Investment and Economic Development Gamal Mohamed Hassan said the talks between HH the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani and HE President of the Federal Republic of Somalia Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo were constructive. The talks were held in a brotherly atmosphere which proves the trust and depth of the relations between both countries, His Excellency said.
Speaking to Qatar News Agency (QNA), HE the minister said the Somali president's visit to the State of Qatar is with no doubt a reaffirmation to the continuous communications and consultations between both leaderships. His Excellency highlighted the willingness of the two countries' leaderships to improve the bilateral relations between Doha and Mogadishu in all fields.
HE the minister said the talks were comprehensive and covered all bilateral, regional and international aspects of common interest. This confirms sincere desire and the political will to move forward for the benefit and interests of both countries and peoples, His Excellency added.
In addition, His Excellency praised the vision of HH the Amir, stating that under His Highness' leadership Qatar is moving in the right direction, steadily and confidently towards development, modernization and growth.
HE the minister said HH the Amir is a friend of the Somali leadership and people, thanking His Highness for his interest in Somalia and his support and assistance to its people. The Somali people as well aware of this and thank HH the Amir and the Qatari people for their support, assistance and for standing by them, HE the minister said.
His Excellency highlighted that Qatar's support to Somalia is clear and continuous in all fields adding, the future is promising for prospering this brotherly relations. HE the minister said Somalia is satisfied with Qatar's support and with HH the Amir's interest in the country, its development and the prosperity of its people.
With regards to Somalia's vision of the Gulf crisis, HE the minister said Somalia is neutral, supports the Kuwaiti mediation and hopes for its success, calling for resolving the situation peacefully through dialogue and diplomatic methods.
HE the minister said the GCC states are brothers and they should sit at the negotiating table to resolve this crisis and any other differences. His Excellency encouraged this direction and called for the establishing peace through negotiation and dialogue.
HE Somali Minister of Planning, Investment and Economic Development Gamal Mohamed Hassan stressed the need to spare the region from any conflicts, and focus instead on the challenges the area faces, including the file of terrorism represented by "Al Qaeda and the ISIS."
On his view of the so-called Republic of Somaliland and its decisions and agreements, HE the Minister said that "Somaliland" is part of the motherland, and that Mogadishu does not recognize any agreements and steps without the consent of the Somali federal government, in that regard, the Somali parliament rejects any agreements signed with any party.
Regarding the Somali government's stance on the subject of the relocating the US Embassy in Jerusalem, His Excellency said that his country's stance is the same of the Arab League and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation.
In response to a question on the role of Somalia as a member of the League of Arab States, he said that the situation in the Arab region needs to be unified, and that the Member States should intensify their efforts to overcome the problems they face.
In response to a question on the internal affairs in Somalia, the Minister said that things are improving and will be better.
He said that President Farmajo met last night with the Somali community in Qatar and heard from their members all the praise and thanks to Qatar, the leadership of Qatar and the people of Qatar for their assistance, support and brotherly relations.
In conclusion, HE the Minister stressed that the issue of sovereignty and territorial integrity and non-interference in the affairs of others, is a priority of Somali politics, and said that Somalia never put down the principles, no matter how big the support and promises of assistance from any State and destination were. (QNA)