Somalia and China sign an agreement on economic and technical cooperation

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Somali Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Minister, Ahmed Isse Awad held bilateral talks with his Chinese counterpart, Wang Yi in Beijing on Sunday.

The two ministers signed an agreement on economic and technical cooperation.

The two diplomats also discussed historical relations between their two countries the need to work together to develop various frameworks of joint cooperation mainly in the economic and commercial aspects.

According to Ambassador Awad, Somalia is keen on benefiting from the Chinese experience in the fields of development of infrastructure, roads, energy, technology, tourism, agriculture, health, science, culture, oil and gas, which may contribute the consolidation and success of the “Somali National Development Plan.”

He praised the role of China in defending African issues on the international arena and tackling the problems of the collective concern of the peoples of the continent mainly in the areas relating to peace, security and development.

On his part, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi expressed his country’s commitment in the historical relations with Somalia mainly in political and economic development.