Saudi Arabia names first envoy to Somalia since 1990s

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President of the Federal Republic of Somalia,  Hassan Sheikh Mohamud has on Wednesday received credentials from Saudi-Arabia’s first ambassador to Somalia since 1990s, Dr Mohamed Abdi-kani Al-Khayat at the presidential palace in Mogadishu.

President Hassan and the new envoy discussed ways to enhance and strength ties between the two states after accepting his diplomatic documents at the presidential palace.

Al-Khayat conveyed president Mohamud a message from the Kingdom Saudi during the meeting.

The Ambassador said that Saudi-Arabia will support building Somali Army, establishing rehabilitation center for the defected militias from Al-Shabab group and refugees returning home back.

President Mohamud said such cooperation ties between Somalia and Saudi-Arabia will have great role in the reconstruction of the country.

Riyadh had no diplomatic or consular representation in Somalia since Somalia’s central government was overthrown.

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