MOGADISHU, Somalia — The State Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Balal Mohamed Osman, received French Ambassador to Somalia, Ms. Aline Kuster-Menager at his office in Mogadishu.
Osman and Ms Kuster-Menager discussed on strengthening of bilateral relations between the two friendly countries and issues of common interest.
The meeting also dealt with ways to enhance security cooperation, trade and investment relations, and advance opportunities for establishing partnerships that benefit both countries.French soldiers are on some time strike somali anti goverment group such as Alshabaab on 19 Jully 2020 Somalia and French Special Forces have carried out a joint operation near Jilib town where an al Qaeda linked group al Shabaab remains active. The coalition forces using helicopters and ground troops came under attack by Al Shabaab, triggering fierce clash. At least16 militants were killed during the operation.