UAE condemns Somalia for seizing aircraft with $9.6million


UAE condemns Somalia for seizing aircraft with $9.6million

The UAE has condemned Somali authorities for seizing its civilian aircraft at Mogadishu airport, calling it a violation of international law and norms.

According to National News Agency WAM, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation said that Somali authorities seized AED 35.2 million ($9.6 million) from the aircraft at gunpoint.

The funds were to support the Somali army and trainees, it added.