21 November 2012

Somalia: President Hands UK Government Over Embassy Land

Mogadishu — The president of Somali Republic Federal government has formally handed over a piece of land to the UK government to build a new embassy in Mogadishu.

The move following after UK's ambassador to Somalia Matt Baugh on Wednesday arrived in the capital and held talks with president Mohamud and other high-ranking officials in the government at the presidential palace, Villa Somalia.

UK ambassador to Somalia Matt Baugh said during the meeting the Somali president that he was very pleased to receive the land.

However, president Mohamud urged countries in the world to re-start their diplomatic mission in Somalia and open embassies in the capital, Mogadishu.

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