Qatar Strongly Condemns Assassination Attempt against Somalia's Prime Minister

Doha - information office - 15 September

The State of Qatar strongly condemned the assassination attempt on HE Prime Minister of the Republic of Somalia Hassan Ali Khayre, causing deaths and injuries.

The State of Qatar also strongly condemned and denounced the explosion that took place in Somalia's Middle Shabelle region, killing local officials.

In a statement on Sunday, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs reiterated the State of Qatar's firm stance on rejecting violence, terrorism and political assassinations regardless of motives and reasons, considering these attempts as rejected criminal acts. The statement also stressed the need to prosecute those involved in these acts and bring them to justice.

The statement affirmed the State of Qatar's full solidarity with the Somali government in all the measures taken to maintain security and stability.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs' statement expressed condolences of the State of Qatar to the families of victims, and to the government and people of Somalia, wishing the injured a speedy recovery.