Minister of Foreign Affairs to attend a meeting of African Ministers in Washington DC


Mogadishu (UM) – The Minister of Foreign Affairs Yusuf Garaad is scheduled to leave for Washington DC to attend a meeting on Trade, Security and Trade in Africa organized by the US State Department.

The meeting which will be hosted by US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will bring together African Ministers and the US administration for the first time since President Trump came to power to discuss the issues of Trade, Security and Governance.

President Trump has been criticized for his “America First” approach to foreign relations and this will be an opportunity for Minister Yusuf Garaad to attempt to strengthen bilateral ties with the US which plays a key role in Somalia’s security sector.