The President of the Federal Republic of Somalia, HE Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, made a significant diplomatic address at the Saudi-Africa Cooperation Forum, advocating for international peace and cooperation. A major aspect of his speech was the call for a ceasefire in the Gaza conflict, underscoring Somalia’s commitment to supporting global peace efforts.
According to Somali National News Agency, During his address, President Mohamud emphasized the necessity of a two-state solution, envisioning peaceful coexistence between Israel and Palestine. This stance is reflective of Somalia’s dedication to fostering global peace and stability, highlighting the country’s role in international diplomacy.
Moreover, President Mohamud pledged humanitarian aid for the Palestinian people, signifying Somalia’s solidarity with those affected by the conflict. This move marks Somalia’s growing involvement in international humanitarian initiatives and its commitment to aiding populations in crisis.
President Mohamud also highlighted the strong historical ties and cooperative relationship between Somalia and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA). He acknowledged the significant support provided by KSA to Somalia, particularly in its fight against the terror group Al-Shabab. This acknowledgment underlines the strategic partnership between Somalia and Saudi Arabia, focusing on counter-terrorism efforts and regional security.
The President’s participation in the forum and his emphasis on peace and cooperation reinforce Somalia’s active role on the international stage. It also reaffirms the country’s strategic alliances, especially with key partners like the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.