US soon to have permanent diplomatic presence in Somalia
MOGADISHU, Somalia — The United States ambassador to Somalia says the U.S. once again will have a permanent diplomatic presence in the country after it opens offices in Mogadishu later this year.
Ambassador Stephen Schwartz, the first U.S. ambassador to Somalia in a quarter-century, this week told Radio Muqdisho the new “facility” should open in October.
The ambassador also says the United States has funding to build a new embassy, but he did not give details on timing.
The U.S. Mission to Somalia is currently based in neighboring Kenya.
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