Somalia and Rwanda sign MoU on strengthening of bilateral cooperation between the two nations

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Somalia’s Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Abdisaid Muse Ali, has signed a memorandum of understanding with his Rwandan counterpart Vincent Biruta.

The MoU signed by the Somali and Rwandan foreign ministers was on the development of bilateral cooperation and the strengthening of bilateral relations in the fields of politics, economy, trade, science, technology and cultural cooperation.

According to the Somali Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the agreement was on the sidelines of the African Union summit that opened yesterday in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

“The signing of this new MoU will lay the groundwork for a deeper relationship between Somalia and Rwanda, which is based on co-operation and the interests of the two peoples and the two friendly governments,” the foreign affairs ministry of Somalia said in a statement.

Rwanda is one of Africa’s most important role models for rebuilding a country that has collapsed or is in the throes of a civil war, as it recovers from a devastating civil war.