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Qatar to build Hobyo port in Somalia

MOGADISHU, Somalia – A high-level delegation led by Qatar’s Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani arrived in Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu.

The Qatari delegation was welcomed by country’s prime minister Hassan Ali Khaire at the airport in the capital of Mogadishu.

Speaking to the reporters, Somalia’s Minister for Airports Maryan Aweis Jama and the Qatari transport and communications minister, Jassim Saif Ahmed Al Sulaiti, said Qatar’s delegation’s arrival was part of building a new port in Somalia’s central town of Hobyo.

Qatar is among few foreign countries that provide support to Somalia and launched various development and infrastructure projects in the horn of African nation in the past years

Qatar is also supporting the Somali government in several development projects across the country.

The Gulf state donated $200 million and more than 67 armored vehicles to Somali armed forces in its efforts to help fight against the militant group in the country. on 20 February 2019 two contracts were signed and foundation stone laid for two road projects in the Somali capital, Mogadishu.

Al-Kuwari  from Qatar signed a contract for two road projects, the Mogadishu-Jowhar road and the Mogadishu-Afgooye road, and a contract to provide consultancy services with Astad Qatar Project Management Company.
The foundation stone for the two projects was laid on behalf of the president of Somalia by the country’s Prime Minister Hassan Ali Khayre.

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