Turkish Navy Ship Arrives in Mogadishu Port After Defence and Economic Agreement

Turkish Navy Ship Arrives in Mogadishu Port After Defence and Economic Agreement

Mogadishu, The Gulf Observer: A Turkish Navy ship has made port at Mogadishu, marking a significant milestone in the bilateral relations between Turkiye and Somalia. The arrival of the Kinaliada F514 on Tuesday comes in the wake of the signing of a defense and economic agreement between the two nations in February of this year.

Under the terms of the landmark agreement, Turkiye pledged its commitment to providing maritime security support to Somalia, further solidifying the strategic partnership between the two countries.

The welcoming ceremony at the Mogadishu Port was attended by Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, accompanied by several ministers and the Turkish Ambassador to Somalia, Alper Aktas.

President Mohamud, in his address at the ceremony, expressed gratitude towards Turkiye for its unwavering support to Somalia, characterizing it as a “friendly and brotherly country.” He commended Ankara for its commitment to safeguarding Somalia through the defense agreement, emphasizing that it will significantly bolster Somalia’s naval capabilities.

Speaking to Anadolu Agency, Somali Defence Minister Abdulkadir Mohamed Nur underscored the significance of the agreement, highlighting the deep-rooted bonds between Turkiye and Somalia.

The docking of the Turkish Navy ship at the Port of Mogadishu stands as a tangible symbol of the strengthened cooperation between Turkiye and Somalia in the realms of defense and maritime security, paving the way for enhanced stability and prosperity in the region.