Eastern AfricaSomalia/April 16, 2019/Agency Reporter /No Comment/104 views /Somalia Somalia, Russia Agree to Strengthen the Bilateral Relationsshare on:FacebookTwitter Google +Pinterest Tumblr Linked InEmailSend to Email Address:Your NameYour Email AddressEmail check failed, please try againCancel Somalia’s Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Minister, Ambassador Ahmed Isse Awad met his Russian counterpart, Sergey Lavrov in Moscow on Monday. The two discussed ways to strengthen the bilateral relations between the two former communist allies. “I met with Foreign Minister, Sergey Lavrov in Moscow ahead of the 5th Russian-Arab Coop Forum,” Ambassador Awad tweeted, adding “Discussed strengthening relations between Russia and Somalia, and prospects for new partnership fronts.” ALSO READ Tension In The Persian Gulf As Eritrea And Djibouti Boundary Dispute EscalatesMogadishu and Moscow shared strong diplomatic relations rejuvenated by military cooperation before the break out of the civil war in the early 1990s. Russia had a military base in the port city of Berbera before fall out with Siyad Barre regime. Somali Foreign Minister, Ahmed Awad is among Arab leaders attending the fifth Russian-Arab Cooperation Forum scheduled on Tuesday. ALSO READ Somalia: Seven Wounded in a Car Bomb Blast in KhartoumDiscussions will cover a range of issues, including the conflicts in Syria and Libya, but will mostly focus on Israel-Palestine developments. The focus on Israel is likely a deliberate strategy by Moscow to drive a wedge between the Arab League and the US after Washington’s decision to recognize Jerusalem and the Golan Heights as Israeli territory was met with strong condemnation. Leave A Comment Below Related Tags:Somalia share on: FacebookTwitter Google +Pinterest Tumblr Linked InEmailSend to Email Address:Your NameYour Email AddressEmail check failed, please try againCancel previous articleEthiopia: Investment Commission, Africa Advisory Partners Sign MoU to Promote FDInext articleKenya Withdraws Cuban Doctors From Garissa and Wajir CountiesRelated Posts436 shares Eastern Africa/April 19, 2019 /No Comment Somalia: Cabinet Minister Loses Five Family Members in Cold Blood449 shares Eastern Africa/April 19, 2019 /No Comment Somalia: Brace for Longer Drought, Experts WarnSouth Africa: Why a High Court Dismissed Somali Claims for AsylumBurundi: Bahrain and Burundi Send New Ambassadors to SomaliaSomalia: IGAD Warns Against Food Insecurity in the CountrySomalia: Somaliland Leader Muse Bihi Abdi Leaves for UAESomalia: First ICT Strategy and Policy Guideline On the OffingSomalia: UK Works With Somali Forces to Respond to Sexual Violence in ConflictSomalia: Four Killed, 5 Injured in Mogadishu Car Bombing – PoliceSomalia: Seven Wounded in a Car Bomb Blast in Khartoum Leave a Response Cancel reply CommentName Email Sign me up for the newsletter! Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.