Somalia calls on Nordic countries to invest in tourism and natural resources

November 08, 2019 (Awdinle Online) – Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation H.E. Amb. Ahmed Isse Awad attended the 18th African-Nordic Foreign Ministers’ meeting held in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, which lasted from 7 to 8 November.

The Africa-Nordic Foreign Ministers’ Meeting is an important annual forum for informal and open-minded discussions between Africa and the Nordic countries.

The meeting, which discussed ways to promote peace, security, trade and investment, was attended by some 29 African countries and Nordic countries such as Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Finland.

The Somali Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation called on Nordic countries for strategic partnership in tourism and investment, saying that Somalia is a virgin country rich in natural resources, fisheries, fertile agricultural lands as well as livestock, noting that benefiting from this wealth will end unemployment and violence.