Ambassador of the Somali federal republic in Turkey Mr.Jama Abdullahi Mohamed had met with the Somali community and student leaders in Istanbul on 27/08/2017.
As the first meeting of it is kind between the community and the ambassador since he presented his letter of credence to President Erdoğan on 16th of Aug, 2017, the participants expressed their challenges and obstacles they encounter here in turkey and the ways it could be solved incorporation with the embassy in Ankara. On the other hand participants and the ambassador exchanged idea on how the Somali community in Turkey could be a party in strengthening the bilateral relations between the two countries in numerous areas to get benefit from each other in the coming years. The ambassador pressed the unity and solidarity among the Somali community in Turkey and urged them to support him in his efforts to boost the ties between the two countries. Dr. Ali Sheikh Ahmed the general director of East Africa Association for Development and Research (DAD) was among the honorable guests who attended the meeting and he insisted the importance of creating a strong and well-planned collaboration between the Somali embassy and the community to realize the maximum interest for both Somalia and Turkey.