Ambassadors from Sweden and The Netherlands present credentials in Mogadishu

(Tuesday April, 16 2013 Mogadishu, Somalia) President of the Federal Republic of Somalia, H.E. Hassan Sh. Mohamud welcomed the newly appointed Ambassadors from Sweden and The Netherlands, who visited Villa Somalia to present their credential letters today.

H.E. Hassan Sh. Mohamud was accompanied by the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, H.E. Fowziya Haji Yusuf Adan.

The President received His Excellency Mikael Lindvall, the Swedish Ambassador, and His Excellency Joost Reintjes Ambassador from The Netherlands.

President Hassan briefed the new Ambassadors on the security situation, economic progress and judicial reform programmes in line with his priorities under his Six Pillar Policy. He urged the newly appointed Ambassador to support his government’s policies.

In his remarks, the President said, “I am delighted to welcome the presentation of credentials of Ambassadors from Sweden and The Netherlands on this special day. With your presence in Somalia today, and the ever growing commitment of the international community, you confirm the progress we have made thus far and your commitment in restoring a positive diplomatic relationship between your governments and Somalia.”

At the end he concluded, “The Government of Somalia will be an honest and effective partner. We are committed to further improving our bilateral relations with the Governments of The Netherlands and Sweden.”

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