Press Statement

On this momentous occasion, Somali Congress of Trade Unions (SOCOTU) extends its heartfelt congratulations to Somalia and Turkey for the approval of the Defense & Economic Cooperation Framework Agreement. This historic pact marks a significant milestone in fostering bilateral relations and advancing mutual interests in defense and economic cooperation.
The approval by the Somali cabinet and parliament underscores a commitment to enhancing Somalia’s military and navy capabilities, while safeguarding our sovereignty and territorial integrity. SOCOTU applauds this strategic initiative, which will undoubtedly contribute to the security and prosperity of our nation.
As representatives of the Somali workforce, SOCOTU recognizes the importance of collaboration and partnership in driving socio-economic development. We are confident that this agreement will not only strengthen defense capabilities but also pave the way for increased economic opportunities and prosperity for our people.
We commend the leadership of both Somalia and Turkey for their vision and dedication to advancing mutual cooperation and regional stability. SOCOTU stands ready to support and actively engage in initiatives that promote peace, security, and prosperity for all Somalis.
Together, let us embrace this historic moment with optimism and determination as we work towards a brighter and more prosperous future for Somalia.

Best Regards,
Mohamed Haji
Somali Congress of Trade Unions (SOCOTU)

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