India and Somalia sign agreement on transfer of sentenced persons

| Updated: Aug 01, 2017 22:35 IST

New Delhi[India], August 1 (ANI):India and Somalia on Tuesday signed a bilateral agreement for the transfer of sentenced persons, thus deepening humanitarian cooperation between the two countries. The agreement was signed between External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Foreign Minister of the Federal Republic of Somalia Yusuf Garaad Omar. "An important step in deepening humanitarian cooperation,India and Somalia sign bilateral agreement for transfer of sentenced persons," Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Gopal Baglay tweeted. <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">An important step in deepening humanitarian cooperation, India and Somalia sign bilateral agreement for transfer of sentenced persons. <a href="https://t.co/NOY76xsACd">pic.twitter.com/NOY76xsACd</a></p>&mdash; Gopal Baglay (@MEAIndia) <a href="https://twitter.com/MEAIndia/status/892300393719451648">August 1, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> Earlier, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj met Yusuf Garaad Omar, Minister of Foreign Affairs & Intl Coopn of Somalia. "Furthering coopn with an imp. African partner. EAM @SushmaSwaraj meets Mr. Yusuf Garaad Omar, Min. of Foreign Affairs & Intl Coopn of Somalia," Baglay tweeted. <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Futhering coopn with an imp. African partner. EAM <a href="https://twitter.com/SushmaSwaraj">@SushmaSwaraj</a> meets Mr. Yusuf Garaad Omar, Min of Foreign Affairs & Intl Coopn of Somalia <a href="https://t.co/THDcW5Tsl3">pic.twitter.com/THDcW5Tsl3</a></p>&mdash; Gopal Baglay (@MEAIndia) <a href="https://twitter.com/MEAIndia/status/892276620295258112">August 1, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> Foreign Minister of the Federal Republic of Somalia Yusuf-Garaad Omar arrived in New Delhi on Monday on a five-day visit at the invitation of Sushma Swaraj. This is his first visit to India since he assumed office earlier this year Both the ministers discussed the entire gamut of bilateral relations as well as regional and international issues of mutual interest. (ANI)

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