Somalia Central Bank Approves Banking Licenses of Turkiye’s Ziraat Katilim

central bank of Somalia
central bank of Somalia


Somalia’s central bank Board of Directors held its ordinary meeting on the 2nd of July 2022.
Amongst the topics discussed were licensed applications from two international banks, Egypt’s Banque Misr and Turkiye’s Ziraat Katilim.

according to the central bank statement, The applications of both banks underwent months of an extensive process. CBS Board concluded that the two banks have fulfilled all bank licensing requirements of CBS and their applications have been approved. Both banks can now establish and operate branches in

 Governor of Somalia central bank Abdirahman Mohamed Abdullahi stated “after an extensive process, we are happy that the Board has approved the licensing application of Ziraat Katilim Bank and Banque Misr. They are both solid banks that will add value to the development of Somalia’s financial sector and contribute to the growth of our economy.”

Ziraat Katilim Bank and Banque Misr are the first international banks that will operate in Somalia and it is a testament to the success of the reform of Somalia’s finance sector, further enhancing opportunities for investment.

“Central bank of Somalia remains committed to fostering inclusive economic growth in Somalia and building a robust, stable, and sound financial system.”Said bank Statement

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