AFP: Somali president appeals for Saudi investment

ADDIS ABABA — Somali President Sharif Sheikh Ahmed urged Saudi Arabia Sunday to invest in his war-ravaged nation and appealed for help from the kingdom in his battle against hardline insurgents.Sharif arrived in the Ethiopian capital on Friday to attend the “Saudi-East African Forum”, a four-day gathering that aims to bolster trade partnerships between Riyadh and seven countries in the region.”Piracy and terrorism have obstructed all kinds of development in Somalia, but there are mechanisms put in place to tackle these issues,” he told the participants, which included government officials and representatives of 50 Saudi companies.

AFP: Somali president appeals for Saudi investment

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