Somalia’s minister of foreign affairs, Ahmed Isse Awad has provided more explanations about the country’s decision to support Saudi Arabia in its diplomatic row with Canada.

The minister denied reports that Somalia has been pressured to show solidarity for Saudi Arabia’s move to freeze its trade ties with Canada and expel its ambassador.

“Somali government makes clear that it supports its brotherly Saudi’s decision against Foreign interference in its internal affairs,” said the foreign affairs minister.

On Wednesday, Somalia called on both Saudi and Canada to resolve their difference in a diplomatic way, according to a statement released by the ministry of foreign affairs.

This is not the first time the Federal government of Somalia has decided to sideline with Saudi Arabia against another country.