Rwanda supports Somalia with medical supplies

On 14 November 2017 at 11:38

The Government of Rwanda has supported the government of Somalia with medical supplies worth $2 million following the October 14th attack that left 358 dead and more than 400 injured in Mogadishu.

The attack also left different Government and private buildings demolished.

While handing over the support to the Somalia government yesterday, the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and East African Community, Claude Nikobisanzwe said Rwanda has been saddened and touched by the atrocities.

“We have been saddened and touched by the atrocity that happened two weeks ago in Zobe area of Mogadishu. The donation of medicines is a humble contribution from Rwanda to Somalia’s efforts to rebuild the health system” he said.

He said Rwanda is ready to share experience with Somalia in many areas including public order and health among others.

Receiving the supplies at Aden Ade International Airport in Mogadishu were different Somalia government officials including, MP AbdinasirSaeed Muse and Deputy Minister of Internal Security and Amb. Ali Mohamed Ali.

The Minister of Health of Somalia, Fawziya Abaikar Nur thanked Rwanda for the support saying it is a sign of brotherhood.

"On behalf of Somalia government and people of Somalia, I would like to thank government of Rwanda and their people for the brotherly hand of support," Fawziya said.

"This support responds to the tragedy that happened on 14th October. I would also like to thank Minister of Foreign Affairs and East African Community, Louise Mushikiwaboand Minister of Health Dr. Diane Gashumbafor the efforts put in supporting Somalia till today," Fawziya added.