Mogadishu (MfaSomalia) – The Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, HE Mr. Mohamud Abdullahi Siraji, received on Thursday in the capital Mogadishu the Ambassador of the French Republic to the Federal Republic of Somalia, H.E. Ms. Aline Kuster-Menager, and discussed with her the strengthening of bilateral relations and cooperation in a way that serves the basic interests of the peoples of the two friendly countries.

The meeting focused on the advancement of the Somali-French relations in areas of mutual benefit in trade, economy, culture, education, security, training of Somali diplomatic cadres, as well as debt relief.