Somalia, Norway agree to deepen bilateral relations
MOGADISHU, Somalia – Somalia and Norway have held bilateral discussions to anchor in the spirit of enduring partnership, friendship and pursuit of mutual interests between Mogadishu and Oslo.
The bilateral discussions were held after senior government officials from the Somalia and Norway met and discussed on ways to deepen their bilateral engagements through an enhanced strategic partnership.
The meeting also attended by officials from Somali PM office and others from Ministries of Foreign, Finance, Petroleum and Women and Human Rights.
Norway’s Director General for Regional Affairs, Ms Tine Merch Smith and its Ambassador to Somalia, Ms Elin Bergithe Rognlie held talks with Somali delegation led by State Minister for Foreign Affairs, Abdulkadir Ahmed.
Ms Tine Merch Smith says Norway is committed partner to Somalia and the country’s roadmaps to economic development, inclusive politics, social services development, security and justice.
Last year, The Norwegian immigration authorities announced to recognize Somali passports from August 1, 2018.
These include diplomatic, service and ordinary passports issued by Immigration and Naturalization Directorate of Somalia, after holding talks in Kenya’s capital Nairobi.