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The bilateral agreement can relaunch a Italy’s political role in Somalia

(SAY) Rome, Dec. 18 – The bilateral agreement can relaunch a Italy’s political role in Somalia, giving it back its influence which in recent years had been reduced in parallel with the emergence of other actors, from Turkey to Qatar: like this to the Dire agency blogger Shukri Said on a cooperation agreement at development signed this month in Mogadishu. The document, “framework”, containing the normative references for “a sustainable and inclusive path”, was signed on 9 December during a visit to the Somali capital of Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Emanuela Claudia Del Re. To welcome her Prime Minister Mohamad Hussein Roble and the holder of the Foreign Mohamed Abdirizak. According to Said, reached by telephone in Mogadishu, yes is about “a political agreement that does not indicate either ‘funds or’ specific projects but which provides the general framework ” the first bilateral agreement of this kind after the one signed in 1980s, when Somalia was still led by Siad Barre ed it was formally “a democratic republic” and not “federal” like today. Blogger and journalist, born in Mogadishu but for years in Italy, Said says the agreement is also the first of this breath signed by the new Somalia with a European partner. The context it would be that of a country in recovery even if marked by wounds of the civil conflict that broke out in 1990 and again at taken with insecurity outbreaks, as confirmed this month by attacks claimed by the rebel group Al-Shaabab also in capital. According to Said, “the key decisions today are influenced by others, from Qatar to Turkey, but today Italy can count again “. (East / Dire) 14:34 18-12-20

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