Somali Prime Minister Hassan Ali Kheyre met the new Russian ambassador to Somalia in Mogadishu, Mikhail Golovanov, on Tuesday.
Mikhail Golovanov thanked the prime minister for the warm reception and said that the Russian government would strengthen relations with Somalia and support the government in the security, education and economic sectors.
Prime Minister Kheyre and the ambassador discussed strengthening the relations between the two governments.
For his part, the prime minister said that the Somali government would work towards deepening its ties with the Russian government.
He added that the is government is emphasising the revival and strengthening of relations with the international community so that the Somali people can regain their dignity and honour.