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    Somalia and IGAD member countries would promote bilateral collaboration for regional integration.

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    The Federal Government of Somalia has stated its intention to work with Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) member states to create a favourable climate for regional integration.

    This was confirmed during a meeting between Somalia’s Planning Minister Mohamud Beenebeene and IGAD’s Executive Secretary Workneh Gebeyehu, who both emphasised the importance of strengthening bilateral cooperation and developing programmes to promote prosperity and progress for both Somalia and IGAD member states.

    The two leaders addressed many methods for improving regional integration and strengthening relationships in order to ensure the region’s future success. They discussed numerous efforts to promote long-term socioeconomic development, emphasising the significance of inclusion and long-term planning to boost economic growth, support job creation, and reduce poverty in the population.

    Investment in infrastructure, education, and healthcare is one of the sectors that both leaders saw as vital to the nation’s overall development and well-being. They recognised that these sectors play critical roles in a nation’s development and that coordinated efforts in these areas may boost human capital, assuring a brighter and more prosperous future for the people of Somalia and the IGAD member nations.

    According to Minister Beenebeene, the engagement between Somalia and IGAD member nations would explore new measures to improve regional integration and strengthen connections for a brighter future. He also emphasised the significance of strengthening bilateral cooperation and developing programmes that promote prosperity and success for both Somalia and IGAD member nations.

    The discussion between the two presidents provided a chance to address Somalia’s and IGAD member nations’ issues and prospects. It was also an opportunity to reflect on the progress made thus far and map a course for future collaboration. The discussions emphasised the need of working together to address the region’s difficulties, such as poverty, instability, and underdevelopment.

    The Federal Government of Somalia’s resolve to collaborate with IGAD member states in building a favourable climate for regional integration is a step in the right direction.

    Collaboration in sectors such as infrastructure, education, and healthcare may lead to a brighter and more affluent future for Somalia and the IGAD member countries.

    The meeting between Minister Beenebeene and Executive Secretary Gebeyehu represents a renewed commitment to regional integration and collaboration, which is intended to result in a more wealthy and stable area.

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