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UAE, Somalia sign military cooperation agreement

ABU DHABI, Nov 6 (KUNA) -- UAE signed on Thursday a Memo of Understanding (MoU) to bolster military cooperation with the Republic of Somalia and to improve ties between the two countries.
The agreement was signed after a meeting between UAE Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al-Nahyan and visiting Somali Defence Minister Mohamed Sheikh Hassan Hamud, UAE news agency (WAM) reported.
Sheikh Abdullah welcomed the Somali minister and reviewed with him the bilateral relations and ways of bolstering them, particularly in the security and military spheres.
The two sides also discussed the latest developments in Somalia and the avenues of their bilateral cooperation and coordination.
They also exchanged views on a number of common interests. (end) asa.mb