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Egypt supports Somalia to counter Turkish influence

Egypt has sought rapprochement with Somalia in hopes of countering Turkey’s growing influence.
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Egypt is working to step up its influence in Somalia and support the Somali government in solving its internal disputes to counterbalance the Turkish and Ethiopian presence in Mogadishu.

In December 2021, the Cairo International Center for Conflict Resolution, Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding affiliated with the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs organized the first capacity-building training session for Somalis in the fields of dialogue, negotiation and mediation, with the participation of 17 officials from several Somali ministries and sovereign parties.

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