The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, has sent a verbal message to the President of Somalia, Dr. Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, regarding the bilateral relations between the two countries and ways to enhance cooperation in various fields. The message was delivered by the Advisor at the Royal Court, Ahmad Abdulaziz Qattan, who met with President Mohamed today in Mogadishu.
During the meeting, Qattan conveyed the greetings of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Crown Prince and Prime Minister, to Somalia's president, government, and people. President Dr. Hassan Sheikh Mohamud also sent his greetings and appreciation to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, HRH Crown Prince, and the government and people of Saudi Arabia.
The two sides discussed the historical and fraternal ties between Saudi Arabia and Somalia and expressed their keenness to strengthen them in all aspects. They also exchanged views on regional and international issues of common interest, especially the security and stability of the Horn of Africa. They affirmed their support for the efforts of the African Union and the United Nations to achieve peace and development in the continent.
President Mohamed praised Saudi Arabia's role in supporting Somalia's development and reconstruction, as well as its humanitarian and relief assistance to the Somali people. He also expressed his country's support for Saudi Arabia's bid to host Expo 2030 in Riyadh and welcomed the upcoming First Saudi-African and Fifth Arab-African summits that will be held in Saudi Arabia later this year.
Qattan thanked President Mohamud for his warm reception and hospitality and for his country's support for Saudi Arabia's Expo 2030 bid, which reflects the depth of the relations between the two countries. He also reiterated Saudi Arabia's commitment to stand by Somalia in its quest for stability and prosperity.