Somalia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs held a memorial service for veteran diplomat, Ahmed-Kayse Haji Duale who died in USA last week.
Ambassador Ahmed Kayse, who was the first agriculture minister of the country was also key figure in the freedom struggle against British colonies in the Northern part of the country.
He was among four prominent leaders in uniting the northern regions with the southern regions to establish the Somali Republic on 1 July 1960.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, H.E. Amb. Ahmed Isse Awad, described the late as a brilliant diplomat who served the loyalty and dedication of his country.
The Minister stressed that holding such events is only a reminder of the merits of the personalities who served the country in its foreign policy more successfully and superiorly.
On his part, the Minister of Information, Culture and Tourism, H.E. Mr. Mohamed Abdi Hayir Mareye, recalled the valuable contributions by the late Amb. Ahmed-kayse Haji, to the state-building of Somalia mainly in the Foreign affairs docket.
The event was also attended by the members of the two Houses of Parliament, ambassadors, diplomats, and civil servants.