Monday, April 01, 2013
The United Arab Emirates intends to re-open
its embassy in Somalia after 22 years of closure, the Crown Prince of
Abu Dhabi Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan announced, Somalia's RBC
Radio reported Saturday (March 30th).
The United Arab Emirates would like to resume operations in its
Mogadishu embassy by the end of 2013, Sheikh Mohamed said during a
meeting with Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud at the Emirates
Mohamud thanked the Emirati government for its consistent support of
Somalia's reconstruction, emphasising the significance of recent
security gains across Somalia.
"We need to further develop and maintain stability, while at the same
time making serious reforms within our security forces," Mohamud said.
"Our forces are now under training and soon will be able to execute
their duties as expected."