Somali officials congratulate China on 72nd anniversary of PRC’s founding


October 01, 2021


File – Somalia’s Minister of Information, Culture and Tourism Osman Abokor Dubbe, speaks during the opening of a three-day training on tourism and media for Somali journalists and social media influencers. The training supported by the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) commenced on 31 August 2021 in Mogadishu, Somalia. AMISOM Photo / Fardowsa Hussein


By Xinhua


MOGADISHU – Somali officials have recently extended congratulations on the 72nd founding anniversary of the People’s Republic of China during a virtual reception.

The officials expressed appreciation for the historic friendship between Somalia and China at the online reception held by the Chinese Embassy in Somalia on Tuesday.

In his congratulatory message, Osman Abokor Dubbe, Minister of Information, Culture and Tourism, said that China has shown how hard work and integrity can create an economic giant, and spoke highly of the country’s significant contributions in the fields of space, infrastructure and technology.

Fawziya Abikar Nur, Minister of Health and Human Service, thanked the Chinese government for its consistent support for the Horn of Africa country during the pandemic.

Nur congratulated China on its National Day and expressed his gratitude for China’s donation of vaccines this year.

Chinese Ambassador to Somalia Fei Shengchao said that China is preparing to donate another batch of vaccines to Somalia to better protect the local people.

“China has continued to give tangible assistance to Somalia in humanitarian aid, education, medicine and other areas, in support of Somalia’s peace and reconstruction,” Fei said during the event.

Somalia established diplomatic ties with China in 1960.

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