16 January 2013

Somalia: Mohamud Asks U.S. Government to Re-Open Mogadishu Embassy

Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud asked the United States to re-open its embassy in Mogadishu during a meeting on Tuesday (January 15th) with 20 members of the US Congress, UN-funded Radio Bar-Kulan reported.

Mohamud is on his first visit to the United States and is accompanied by Minister of Foreign Affairs Fowsiyo Yusuf Haji Aadan and Minister of Information and Telecommunications Abdullahi Ilmoge Hirsi.

Mohamud is expected to meet with representatives from the World Bank and officials from the US Cabinet, according to the Somali National News Agency. He also plans to meeting with members of the local Somali community.

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