On the sidelines of the Russia-Africa summit, the meeting of the Deputy Minister of Defence of the Russian Federation, Colonel General Alexander Fomin, with the Minister of Defence of Somalia Hassan Ali Mohamed, took place.
This is the first bilateral meeting at such a level in the past few years between the defence departments.
During the meeting, Hassan Ali Mohamed shared his assessments of the emerging military-political situation in Somalia and the neighboring states of the Horn of Africa.
In turn, Alexander Fomin informed the Somali military leader about the possible areas of Russian-Somali defence cooperation, taking into account the existing restrictions.
The head of the military department of Somalia has confirmed his interest in developing bilateral cooperation.