For First Time in 25 Years, US Has Ambassador in Somalia

The first U.S. ambassador to Somalia in 25 years has arrived in Mogadishu and presented his credentials to the Somali government.

Ambassador Stephen Schwartz is tasked with helping Somali officials stabilize the country after decades of civil war and the al-Shabab insurgency.

“The appointment of an ambassador to Somalia is a sign of the strong bonds between the two countries…. I am pleased to have this opportunity to help the people of Somalia build a peaceful nation with a stable democratic government,” said Schwartz after meeting with the Minister of Foreign Affairs for Somalia, Abdisalam Omar Hadliye.

Read More: VOA

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