Somali Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Ahmed Isse Awad called on Nordic countries for strategic partnerships in tourism and investment.
Awad made the call during his participation in the 18th African-Nordic Foreign Ministers' Meeting held in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, on 7-8 November.
He said that Somalia is a virgin country, which is rich in natural resources, fisheries, fertile agricultural lands as well as livestock, noting that benefiting from this wealth will end unemployment and violence.
The Africa-Nordic Foreign Ministers' Meeting is an important annual forum for informal and open-minded discussions between Africa and the Nordic countries, consisting of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden, including their associated territories (Greenland, the Faroe Islands and the Aland Islands).
The meeting, which discussed ways to promote peace, security, trade and investment, was attended by some 29 African and Nordic countries.
Source: International Islamic News Agency