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Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield Visits Somalia

MOGADISHU, 14 December 2013 –** The Deputy Prime Minister, the Minister of Foreign Affairs & International Cooperation, **H.E. Fawzia Yusuf H. Adam** has met with the US Assistant Secretary for African Affairs, **Ambassador, Linda Thomas-Greenfield** today in Mogadishu and has praised her visit. “I welcome the visit by Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield to Somalia today and this shows the strong ties between Somalia and the United States of America”, said the H.E. Fawzia Yusuf H. Adam. President Obama has endorsed the new Somali government January this year which has spurred greater international support to Somalia. The US government has been steadily increasing its humanitarian and stabilization support to Somalia. The Deputy Prime Minister said, “The endorsement by President Obama provided Somalia with needed political support and Mogadishu is now home for many embassies and international organizations, this is a welcome change. The Somali Diaspora has been returning and there is huge optimism in Somalia”. The Deputy Prime Minister and the US Assistant Secretary for African Affairs, Ambassador, Linda Thomas-Greenfield discussed wide ranging issues focusing on diplomatic relations of the two states, security, employment, development and the current political situation in Somalia. The Deputy Prime Minister, the Minister of Foreign Affairs & International Cooperation, H.E. Fawzia Yusuf H. Adam has asked the US government to play stronger leadership role in making sure that Somalia receives direct financial support. The US Assistant Secretary for African Affairs, Ambassador, Linda Thomas-Greenfield has thanked the Deputy Prime Minister for the warm welcome and said that the US Government will continue supporting Somalia. The Deputy Prime Minister thanked the US Assistant Secretary for African Affairs, Ambassador, Linda Thomas-Greenfield for her strong voice and support to Somalia. “We are grateful for your leadership and support to the people of Somalia”, says, H.E. Fawzia Yusuf H. Adam. Contact: Media relations, Mr. Ali Hoshow, 061-573-3434 Section of Press and Public Relations

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