Sun. May 26th, 2024

Türkiye, #Somalia sign defense deal in wake of #Ethiopia-#Somaliland agreement

Türkiye and Somalia on Thursday signed a cooperation deal on defense amid lingering tensions in the Horn of Africa over a Memorandum of Understanding signed between Ethiopia and .

The Defense and Economic Cooperation Framework Agreement was signed between Turkish Defense Minister Yasar Guler and his Somali counterpart, Abdulkadir Mohamed Nur, who paid an official visit to Ankara.

“The agreement we signed today involves cooperation on the fight against terrorism and military-financial cooperation,” Nur said, speaking at a joint press conference. “We believe that the agreement will contribute greatly to Somalia.”

Guler, who described the two defense chiefs’ meeting as “fruitful,” said that the deal “will further improve” bilateral military relations between the two countries.

By Chala Dandessa

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