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Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmaajo Monday received the credentials from the newly appointed Ethiopian Ambassador to Somalia, Abdifatah Abdullahi Hassan.

Farmaajo also received a message and greetings from the Ethiopian president through the new ambassador.

“The Ambassador of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, HE Abdifatah Abdullahi Hassan, conveyed a message of greetings from the President of Ethiopia, Ms. Sahle-Work Zewde, thanking the people and government of Somalia for the warm welcome,” the statement reads.

Farmaajo briefed the ambassador Abdifatah Abdullahi Hassan on the significant achievements of the Ethiopian government in Somalia, according to a statement from Villa Somalia.

“President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo briefed the Ambassador on the Federal Government of Somalia’s significant achievements in the areas of rebuilding the army, consolidating governance, economic development, fighting terrorism and corruption,” the statement reads in parts.

Ambassador Abdifatah Abdullahi Hassan, for his part, expressed his commitment to strengthening relations between the two countries based on cooperation and mutual respect and highlighted the importance of safeguarding each country’s sovereignty.

The outgoing President concluded by noting that the Federal Government of Somalia is committed to the establishment and strengthening of diplomatic relations based on cooperation, good neighbourliness and collaboration, with an emphasis on enhancing living standards and the economy of the peoples of the Horn of Africa.

This is not the first time that the outgoing president has received credentials from a new ambassador from another country, at the end of his term.

Somali law requires the president to receive credentials from international ambassadors to take office, but currently, Somalia has no legitimate president and his term in office has expired on 8th February 2021.


Source of original article: Radio Dalsan FM 91.5 MHz | Warar Sugan | Somalia News (
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