6 March 2011

Somalia: India Reopens Its Embassy in Country After 20 Years

Mogadishu — After he was appointed as India's ambassador to Somalia, Sibabrata Tripathi has on Sunday reached at the Somalia capital Mogadishu.

The president of Somalia, Sheikh Sharif Sheikh Ahmed had accepted the ambassadorial documents from the Indian envoy to the republic of Somalia.

In a joint press conference held in Mogadishu, Mohammed Abdullahi Omars, Somalia's minister of foreign affairs said that Indian government has send the ambassador to reopen its embassy in Mogadishu.

The minister said that Mr. Sibabrata Tripathi has experience in working African nations as he worked countries like, Egypt, Kenya and Finland.

Sibabrata Tripathia, the Indian envoy said that he is happy to come in Mogadishu and ready to start his ambassadorial duties.

He said he will work how to strengthen the bilateral relations between Somalia and India.

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