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Somali government and UN sign co-operative pact

Hiiraan Online
By Shafi’i Mohyaddin
Thursday, February 27, 2014

The federal government of Somalia on Wednesday signed a cooperative deal to strengthen bilateral ties between the United Nations and the federal government of Somalia.

Somali President Hassan Sheik Mohamud attended the signing of the agreement which was signed for Somalia by the Foreign Minister Abdirahman Duale Beyle, while UN Special Representative for Somalia, Nicholas Kay, signed on the behalf of the United Nations.

“I would like to thank members of the committees from the UN and the Somali government—this agreement will help consolidate the cooperation between Somalia and the United Nations and we are very proud of it,” President Hassan Sheik Mahmoud told the media after the agreement was signed in a ceremony at the Presidential Palace on Wednesday.

The Somali President also noted that the federal government of Somalia was fully committed to implementing the pact which he termed as a ’base’ for a greater UN-Somalia cooperation.

The Foreign Minister Abdurahman Duale Beyle said that lawyers from both sides have worked on this agreement which clearly maps out the roles and responsibilities adding that both parties are satisfied with this agreement.

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