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    Mogadishu and Doha will become sister cities following a meeting between Somali and Qatari authorities.

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    Mogadishu, Somalia – Mr. Yusuf Hussein Jimale (Madaale), Governor of Banadir Region and Mayor of Mogadishu, met with Dr. Abdalla Bin Salim Al-Naaimi, Qatari Ambassador to Somalia, on Wednesday to discuss a number of issues of mutual interest, including the implementation of previous agreements between the two countries.

    One of the meeting’s key themes was the twinning of Mogadishu with Qatar’s capital city, Doxa. The twinning agreement, signed in 2022, intends to strengthen cultural, economic, and social relations between the two cities, as well as share best practices and experiences in urban development and governance.

    The Mayor of Mogadishu also addressed with the Qatari Ambassador the status of current initiatives supported by Qatar to help rebuild and develop the Somali city, such as the renovation of roads, schools, hospitals, and public facilities. He thanked the Kingdom of Qatar for its steady and generous assistance to the Somali people and administration.

    The Qatari Ambassador underlined his country’s commitment to improving bilateral ties and cooperating with Somalia, particularly in areas such as security, humanitarian aid, and infrastructure. He applauded the Somali government’ efforts to restore peace and stability in the nation while also improving civilians’ living standards.

    The meeting was held in a pleasant and amicable atmosphere, and both parties decided to continue working together to strengthen Somalia-Qatar’s alliance and friendship.

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