On Thursday, the Somali cabinet accepted the nomination of the Federal Government’s Accountant General as well as several agreements for collaboration with Qatar.
The weekly meeting in Mogadishu was presided over by Deputy Prime Minister Salah Ahmed Jama. The appointment of Abdirahman Mohamed Anas as Accountant General was accepted by the Cabinet of Ministers on the recommendation of the Ministry of Finance. The ministry highlighted Anas’s background in finance and administration as justification for his hiring.
The Council also approved a number of other agreements, including a Memorandum of Understanding on Cooperation on Justice and Constitutional Affairs between Somalia and Qatar, a proposal to join the Arab Free Trade Area, and a joint administrative cooperation agreement to implement the Somalia and Qatar Customs Tax Law.
The Council was briefed by the Ministries of Internal Security and Defense on the operations to destroy al-Shabab groups and secure the liberated territories during the meeting.
The Council received a briefing on the plight of Somali nationals trapped in Sudan from the government emergency committee in charge of their evacuation from that country.
As a result of the ongoing violence between the Sudanese army and the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces, Somalia has begun evacuating individuals who are stuck in Sudan. On Wednesday, 18 Somali nationals who had been evacuated from Buluja, close to Sudan’s border with South Sudan, landed at Mogadishu’s Aden Adde Airport.