Istanbul(Mogadishu24)-Minster of Petroleum and Mineral Resources of the Federal Government of Somalia on Thursday signed an inter-governmental agreement and memorandum of understanding on hydrocarbons with his counterpart, Minister of Energy and Natural Resources of Türkiye, Alparslan Bayraktar in Istanbul, Turkey.

“We signed an intergovernmental agreement and memorandum of understanding with Mr. Abdirizak Omar Mohamed, Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources of Somalia, to enhance our cooperation in the field of oil and natural gas in Somalia’s onshore and offshore blocks”, Turkish Minister said.

“With this agreement, we will carry out joint activities to bring the resources of Somalia to the Somali people. We aim to strengthen Turkey’s presence in the Horn of Africa with new collaborations in the field of energy”, he added.

Minister of Petroleum and Natural Resources of Somalia, Abdirizak Omar described the deal as an exciting moment for both countries, appreciating Turkey’s support in accelerating the development of hydrocarbons in Somalia.

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