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Somali President and Russian Ambassador discuss security, humanitarian issues

Tuesday May 21, 2024

Mogadishu (HOL) - Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud met with the Russian Ambassador to Djibouti and Somalia, Mikhail Golovanov, in Mogadishu on Monday.

The meeting focused on security, social, and humanitarian issues.

President Mohamud expressed his gratitude and appreciation to the government and people of Russia for their generous support in Somalia’s HIPC debt relief process.

The Somali government did not provide further details about the meeting between President Mohamud and the Russian Ambassador.

In March, Somalia secured the cancellation of 99% of the debt it owed to members of the Paris Club of creditor nations. Countries including the United States, Japan, and Russia canceled more than $2 billion of Somalia's debt.


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