Somalia, Turkey discuss fight against al-Shabaab

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Somalia’s Minister of Defense and elected Senator Hassan Hussein Haji received in his office the Turkish Armed Forces Special Representative for Somalia.

The Minister of Defense and the officials discussed the strengthening of military cooperation between the Governments of Somalia and Turkey.

The Minister of Defense thanked the Turkish government for its efforts to build up the Somali government forces and for its unwavering support.

Turkish officials have said they will double the training and equipment of Somali government forces in the fight against al-Shabab.

The Turkish government is one of the main donors to Somalia and provides training and equipment to hundreds of Somali soldiers every year.

 

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