Mogadishu(Mogadishu24)-UK Minister for Armed Forces, James Heappey who was in a visit to the capital Mogadishu this week, said that his visit enabled him to see first hand the impact of UK-Somalia security cooperation, as well as encourage greater collaboration and deconfliction with key international partners, including the UN, US and EU.

“Somalia is a key partner for the UK and is vital to security and stability across the region. My visit enabled me to see first hand the impact of UK-Somalia security cooperation, as well as encourage greater collaboration and deconfliction with key international partners, including the UN, US and EU.” he said.

The Minister held meeting with President Hassan Sh. Mohamud during his visit in Mogadishu.

“President @HassanSMohamud welcomed the UK’s State Minister for Armed Forces, James Heappey, emphasizing the shared commitment to enhancing security and combating international terrorism in Somalia. This collaborative effort symbolizes a crucial step towards Somalia’s security development plan and its goal of ensuring peace and stability”, Villa Somalia said on X two days ago.

James Heappey said that meeting with key international partners provided an opportunity for the him to emphasise the need for continued cooperation and to ensure effective and efficient support is provided to the Federal Government of Somalia.

“The challenges facing Somalia are complex, but we remain steadfast supporters of the efforts of the Federal Government to take the fight to al-Shabaab, take greater control of domestic security and deliver a secure and stable future for the Somali people”, he said.

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