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Somalia, Iraq to Enhance Cooperation in Security Sector


GOOBJOOG NEWS | MANAMA: Somalia and Iraq have agreed to enhance cooperation in the security sector and other sectors for the mutual benefit of citizens of the two countries.

The discussion was held during a meeting between Somalia’s Prime Minister Hamza Abdi Barre and Iraqi president Abdul Latif Rashid ahead of the 33rd session of the Arab League summit in Manama, Bahrain.  

The two leaders also discussed ways of enhancing cooperation in economy, culture, education and health, which are crucial in enhancing the good relations that has existed over years between the two states.

Prime Minister Barre underlined the long-standing relationship between Somalia and Iraq and that the two countries are both faced by the threat posed by terrorism, hence the need to enhance cooperation in fighting violent extremism.

The Arab League leaders are meeting in Bahrain to discuss the course of events in Gaza and also consider a re-presentation of the Arab initiative that was put forward in 2002, which stipulates that the Arab countries recognize Israel in exchange for the establishment of a Palestinian state within the borders of June 7, 1976.” 

Current events in the Red Sea, the threat to navigation in the Arabian Gulf, the border problems between Djibouti and Eritrea, the bloody conflict in Sudan, and several other Arab countries will also be on the agenda.