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Turkey’s Warship Docks at Mogadishu Port Under Defense Deal

Storyline:National News, Security

GOOBJOOG NEWS | MOGADISHU: Turkish Navy Ship F514 has docked at Mogadishu Sea Port as part of the defense and economic agreement between Somalia and Turkey.

The ship, an Ada-class corvette, is equipped with search and navigation radar, 76 mm cannon and 8 harpoon missiles.

Somali government officials are expected to meet members of the Turkish Navy at the port of Mogadishu, marking the first step towards the implementation of the agreement signed last February.

Federal Government of Somalia’s president Hassan Sheikh Mohamud is among officials expected at the ship’s welcome ceremony in Somali waters.

Under the agreement Turkey will provide training and equipment to the Somali Navy, allowing Somalia to protect its marine resources and territorial waters from threats such as terrorism, piracy and “foreign interference”.

The agreement will also boost economic development and trade relations between the two countries, as Turkey will help Somalia tap its vast fishing, tourism and energy potential.