Somali, South African ambassadors discuss plight of Somali business community

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Somali Ambassador to Kenya Mahmoud Ahmed Nur Tarsan met with South African Ambassador to Somalia, Mninwa Johannes Mahlangu and discussed bilateral relations, protection of Somali property in the country and other major issues regarding the affairs of the two countries.

The two ambassadors discussed bilateral relations, cooperation and how to accelerate partnership between the two embassies.

According to reports from the meeting, the two ambassadors main discussing point was of the targeted killings and looting of Somali traders in South Africa.

Somalia’s ambassador to Kenya Mohamud Ahmed Nur has joined South Africa’s ambassador to Somalia in addressing the growing plight of Somalis in the country.

Elaborating on the meeting, Mohamud Ahmed Nur Tarsan said Ambassador Mninwa Johannes Mahlangu had promiseda message from his government to ensure and protect Somalis doing business in his country.

Ambassador Mninwa pointed out that the Somali community doing business in South Africa play an important role in the country’s economic development and thanked them for their willingness to invest.

There are many Somalis living in South Africa doing business in the country, but they face daily killings and looting.

In the past week alone, three Somali businessmen have been killed in South Africa, with Somali and Ethiopian-owned businesses set on fire.

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