The United States of America has announced the re-establishment of its embassy in the Somali capital on Wednesday.
The previous US mission in Somalia will now be the fully-fledged US, most powerful state in the world permanent embassy in the horn of the African state.
A statement from the embassy said Washington is proud of the new diplomatic engagement and will maintain its partnership with the people and government of Somalia.
“US is proud to announce the reestablishment of the United States Embassy in Mogadishu. Since the closure on January 5, 1991, the United States has maintained its partnership with the Somali people, including the re-establishment of a permanent diplomatic presence in Mogadishu in December 2018 with the U.S. Mission to Somalia.”
“The reestablishment of Embassy in Mogadishu is another step forward in the resumption of regular U.S.-Somali relations, symbolizing the strengthening of U.S.-Somalia relations and advancement of stability, development, and peace for Somalia, and the region.”
Officiating the transition, Ambassador Donald Yamamoto said, the historic move is a result of recent progress made in the country adding that the US will continue to enhance its cooperation with the Federal Government of Somalia.
“Today we reaffirm the relations between the American people and the Somali people and our two nations. It is a significant and historic day that reflects Somalia’s progress in recent years, and another step forward in regularizing U.S. diplomatic engagement in Mogadishu since recognizing the federal government of Somalia in 2013. “
“U.S. Embassy Mogadishu will act to enhance cooperation, advance U.S. national strategic interests, and support our overall security, political, and economic development goals and objectives.”