Mogadishu(SONNA)- Norwegian Ine Marie Eriksen Søreide arrived in Mogadishu on 10th June 2019 making her the first Norwegian diplomat to come to Somalia since Norway opened a mission in Somalia. The minister and her delegation were received by the Deputy prime minister of Somalia Mr. Mahdi Mohamed Guleed accompanied by part of his cabinet ministers.
After the warm reception at the airport the Norwegian Minister of foreign affairs was escorted to the office of the prime minister where she was received by the prime minister of Somalia Hassan Ali Khyre. The two discussed how to strengthen the cooperation between the two countries and build a strong partnership.
Foreign minister Ine Marie Eriksen Søreide thanked te prime minister and his team for the warm reception and she praised his administration for the progress they made in institutional building.
Norway is a key ally of Somalia and it has supported Somalia on peace building, Humanitarian and development.