Somalia response to the UK investigation on SOMA

Federal Republic of Somalia

Ministry of Petroleum & Mineral Resources

Press Release

Mogadisho, 2 August 2015 The Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources acknowledges the investigation launched by the UK’s Serious Fraud Office (SFO) on Soma Oil & Gas Exploration Limited (SOMA) and offers its full cooperation, should it be requested.
The Ministry further acknowledges the capacity building support agreement with SOMA signed on April 25th, 2014. This agreement is availabe on our website ( ).
Economic recovery is vital for stability in Somalia. Somalia’s oil and gas reserves are a national asset to be used and exploited in the national interest and we are committed to achieving this with complete integrity and transperancy.
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Contact Information:
Ibrahim Hussein
Head of External Affairs
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