MOGADISHU – Somali president Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed has held talks with the newly appointed United Nations envoy, James Swan.
Mohamed and Swan discussed on ways to work closely together and strengthen ties between the UN and Somalia on shared priorities.
The two sides also discussed the current situation, security, humanitarian crisis, and war on al Qaeda linked al Shabaab.
Mr. Swan, a US diplomat replaced an emissary, Nicholas Haysom, who was expelled nearly six months ago by Somalia after he raised human rights concerns.
Swan served as Washington’s ambassador to the Democratic Republic of Congo.
The United Nations is seeking to shore up stability in Somalia, where al-Qaeda-linked Al-Shabaab fighters have been fighting for a decade to topple the government.