SOMALIA:President’s Working Visit to the US

Washington DC, USA 20.09.2013

The president of the Federal Republic of Somalia, H.E. Hassan Sheikh Mohamud currently in a working visit to USA met with the Secretary of State John Kerry, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, National Security Adviser Susan Rice,and several congressmen led by Hon. Keith Ellision of Minnesota

The meetings took place at several locations including the Whitehouse,Capitol Hill, The Pentagon, and the State Department.The President’s visit aims for a better cooperation between Somalia, and USA.

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Fawzia H. Yusuf Adam, Minister of Finance H.E Mohamud Hassan Suleyman, Minister of State House H.E. Farah Sh. Abdulkadir, Governor of the Central Bank Yusra Abrar, and Seniors FGoS advisers from both Presidency and Office of the Prime Minister.

President Hassan Sh. Mohamud thanked the government of the United States of America for their support to the people of Somalia who are now recovering from a long civil war. While meeting the US government official’s the President highlighted the importance of reconciliation and National cohesion in Somalia.

“Strategic partnership and alliance between our two countries is natural and essential.” Said President Hassan.While talking about his Six Pillar Policy the President declared, “Change and hope is arising in Somalia, and little support will create big impact especially in the are of security and development.” Restoring back Somalia’s diplomatic relations with the rest of the World is part of the President Six Pillar Plan.

President also made a historic speech at the Woodrow Wilson center where he highlighted the achievements made so far and the vision 2016 whereby;Somalia must hold election.


For further information or enquiries please contact Malik Abdalla, Communications Director, by email on mabdalla@presidency.gov.so

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