Somalia State University (SNU) Turkey Coordinator Dr. Metin Gürsan, working on the long-running project from Harran to Africa, said: “We went to Ankara HEC on 4 May 2017 with Mr. Mohammed Ahmed Jimali. We went to Urfa Harran University on Friday, May 5, 2017 after negotiations related to the equivalence and Mevlana student exchange protocols there. We signed academic cooperation and educational support protocol for the first start of the project.”
Speaking at the signing ceremony, Harran University President Rector. Dr. Ramazan Taşaltın stated that, with this protocol, they want to support scientists in the fields of agriculture and animal husbandry there.
Rector Prof.Dr.Taşaltın stated that especially the camel fattening is remarkable in Somalia.He added that:”Our goal with this protocol is to scientifically support the people there in the field of agriculture and animal husbandry. Sec. As Rector Ahmet Jimali has stated: “Somalia is one of the richest countries in the world in terms of underground and aboveground riches; But because of the civil war that lasted for 25 years, the world’s poorest people live there today. We are both Veterinary Faculty and Agricultural Faculty ready for all kinds of support in this regard. They will go there and teach us there. We will also train graduate and doctoral students who will come here as a university. ”
SNU Turkey Coordinator Dr.Metin Gürsan said that they were going in the day of protocol to the district of Harran with the name of the project and that they had made an announcement about the project in an environment where Harran district governor Temel Ayça and Harran Municipal Mehmet Özyavuz were present and during that time, Harran said that he explained the name of the named project to Africa. He has gathered in a booklet that he has prepared for Somalia and the President of the Republic of Turkey Mr. President Reecep Tayyip Erdogan made a speech at the opening of the Embassy. He gave this booklet to İbrahim Kalin in Somalia and said that he personally will present his works from “Harran to Africa” to Mr.Kalin himself.
At the signing ceremony of the Protocol, Somali State University (SNU) Rector, who started his speech by thanking Turkey for his support to Somalia, Dr. Mohammed Ahmet Jimali “With this agreement, academicians in Somalia will come to Turkey and receive doctoral education here. In the context of the agreement we made with Harran University, we are particularly concerned about food safety. Food safety is a very important issue for us. We will receive support from Harran University on food and stock breeding. We will send our young brains here for this. They will gain experience here and they will open up our country with these experiences. ”
Leader Recep Tayyip Erdoğan encroaching the Somali which is shown as the inaccessible region during the civil war in 2011 and Turkey’s services are impossibly forgotten.”Turkey’s biggest aid was to make an airport to Mogadishu. Today it is the only airport that we have opening to foreign countries. 400 beds hospital which Turkey built today is the most modern hospital in our country. Our country also met with the highways for the first time thanks to Turkey. Thank you very much to Turkey for this, “he said.
Dr. Ahmet Jimali invited the University administration to Somalia.who companied him for two days rof.Dr.Recep Gündoğan, the dean of the Faculty of Agriculture, and Prof. Dr. Röcep Gündoğan, especially the Rector, from the Harran University co- Prof.Dr. Ramazan Taşaltın.
Harran University Yenişehir Campus Rector’s ceremony was held at the Rector’s Office. Dr. Bürhan Akpunar, Dean of Faculty of Agriculture Dr. Recep Gündoğan, Veterinary Faculty Dean Professor. Dr. Mehmet Avcı, HU General Secretary Assist. Assoc. Dr. Prof. Dr. Mehmet Akif Nacar, Veterinary Faculty Instructor Prof.Dr.Mehtap Gül Altaş, Assistant Professor of Agricultural Faculty Prof.Dr.Bülent Pişkin and SNU Turkey Coordinator Dr.Metin Gürsan and other officials were present.
The ceremony ended with the delivery of the gift package containing organic extra virgin olive oil and other regional products produced in Harran University Rector TASALTIN’s University Technopark and gave them to SNU Rector Prof.Dr. Jimali .