Mogadishu(Mogadishu24)-The Somali Minister of Education, Farah Sheikh Abdulkadir, met with the new U.S. Ambassador to Somalia, Richard H. Riley, to discuss ongoing collaboration and future initiatives in the education sector. Minister Abdulkadir warmly welcomed Ambassador Riley and expressed his gratitude for the continued support from the United States.

“We look forward to strengthening our partnership in development,” Minister Abdulkadir said, emphasizing the importance of the U.S. contribution to Somalia’s educational progress.

During the meeting, they highlighted the significant impact of U.S. support on Somalia’s education sector. This year, USAID launched a five-year, $40 million initiative aimed at increasing access to basic education for over 67,000 out-of-school children and youth in Somalia.

Ambassador Riley reaffirmed the U.S. commitment to supporting Somalia’s education sector and praised the collaborative efforts.

“Our support aims to ensure that every child in Somalia has access to quality education,” Ambassador Riley said Wednesday.

The meeting underscored the strong partnership between Somalia and the United States, focusing on enhancing educational opportunities and ensuring sustainable development in the region.

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