Turkish ambassador, Olgan Baker, has handed over 11,000 tons of aid to Somalia’s state minister for interior, Abdirishid Hidig on Sunday.
Speaking at the ceremony held at Mogadishu port, Hidig said government turkey has been helping Somalia for a long time.
He said the aid will be transported to the affected areas across Somalia.
The ship which was carrying this aid docked at Mogadishu port days ago.
On 8th May this year, Turkey government the aid to Somalia, according to Turkish Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD)
Speaking to the reporters that day, Chairman Fuat Oktay said the shipment left Istanbul’s Haydarpasa Port on Mother’s Day. “We have been helping Somalia for five years and the ship will be delivered within 15 days.”
Turkey has provided $500 million worth of aid to Somalia, which is becoming more stable but is still largely underdeveloped and faces ongoing violence from al-Shabaab.