Somalia and Egypt have entered into a bilateral agreement that will see enhanced cooperation in security. Both countries face similar challenges mainly posed by Islamic extremists mainly ISIS and Al Qaeda that commit violent attacks on their citizenry.
In a meeting Somali interior minister, Mohamed Abukar Islow had a lengthy talk with his Egyptian counterpart, minister Mahmoud Tawfiq on wide range issues among training of Somali forces. Additionally, Egypt expressed her willingness to provide technical support to the police in Somalia.
The Egyptian minister stressed on the need to increase joint efforts and deepen cooperation between security services to confront transboundary threats that affect people’s security and stability. He also pointed to the importance of continued cooperation between the information systems to undermine criminal and terrorist schemes aimed at destabilizing security and stability.