Mogadishu (MFASomalia) – The Acting Foreign Minister and State Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, H.E. Mr. Balal Mohamed Cusman, received today in the capital, Mogadishu, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of the Republic of Italy, H.E. Mr. Luigi Di Maio, during which they discussed strengthening bilateral relations between the two friendly countries and ways to develop prospects for joint cooperation, in addition to a number of topics of common interest.

Italy is a strategic partner for Somalia and a key interlocutor on a number of issues, and the Federal Government of Somalia is committed to strengthening its cooperation with Italy in all areas of mutual benefit.