Envoy Kamil Abdallah Saturday presented
his credentials to Somalia President Sheikh Sharif Sheikh Ahmed at the
state house in Mogadishu.
The diplomat also passed on to President Ahmed a special message from the President of the Palestinian Authority, Mahmoud Abbas.
the fundamentalist Al-Shabaab group having vacated most of its
positions in the Somali capital, more countries and agencies have set up
Ethiopia and Turkey are represented, as are European Union members Italy and Britain.
The UN also moved its Political Office for Somalia (UNPOS) there earlier this year.
all diplomatic staff were eveacuated from Mogadishu at the start of
Somalia's civil war in January 1991 when Gen Mohamed Siad Barre's regime
collapsed under pressure from rebel groups.
at least ten people were reported dead after armed men from different
pirate groups triggered heavy fighting in Haradhere district, some 400
kilometres north east of Mogadishu on Saturday.
At least a dozen were taken to hospital, reports said.
The clashes occurred 45 km outside the town when one pirate
militia group ambushed other pirates from a rival clan co-habiting in
The district is considered the birth place
of the notorious Somali pirates who have been hijacking ships and crews
close to a decade in exchange for ransom.