The former Somali ambassador to Djibouti, Mohamed Ali Nur, officially took office as the new permanent secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation on Monday.
H.E. Ambassador Mohamed Ali Nur was appointed in February, as the new permanent secretary of the Ministry.
He succeeded Mr. Mohamed Isak Aden who was the former interim Permanent Secretary.
Foreign Minister H.E. Amb. Ahmed Isse Awad and State Minister for Foreign Affairs H.E. Mr. Abdulkadir Ahmed-khair Abdi attended a ceremony to assume office held at Ministry headquarters.
In a speech to His Excellency Amb. Ahmed Isse Awad urged the new permanent secretary to set his ladder of priorities in achieving the political goals that symbolize the tasks of the ministry while pursuing all internal and external actions.
He advised new permanent to unify efforts by raising the position and glory of Somalia in International and regional forums.
Ambassador Awad further noted that his office will embark on the construction of new additional buildings including the structure of a club for diplomats, a café and sports arenas to raise the level of knowledge and professional training for diplomats and ministry cadres.