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Somalia: United Arab Emirates to Re-Open Embassy in Somalia

Monday, April 01, 2013

The United Arab Emirates intends to re-open its embassy in Somalia after 22 years of closure, the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan announced, Somalia's RBC Radio reported Saturday (March 30th).

The United Arab Emirates would like to resume operations in its Mogadishu embassy by the end of 2013, Sheikh Mohamed said during a meeting with Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud at the Emirates Palace.

Mohamud thanked the Emirati government for its consistent support of Somalia's reconstruction, emphasising the significance of recent security gains across Somalia.

"We need to further develop and maintain stability, while at the same time making serious reforms within our security forces," Mohamud said. "Our forces are now under training and soon will be able to execute their duties as expected."


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