ITV NewsThe Foreign Secretary, William Hague, has travelled to Somalia to open the new British Embassy in Mogadishu.
Thursday, April 25, 2013
This will be the first time the UK has an Embassy in Somalia since
1991 when the Embassy was closed and the Ambassador and his staff
This makes the UK the first EU country to re-open an Embassy in Somalia.
Mr Hague said: "Somalia has been through a dramatic shift over the last year but continues to face huge challenges.
"Today’s opening is testament both to the strength of the UK /
Somalia bilateral relationship and to UK government’s commitment to work
with the Federal Government of Somalia as they rebuild their country
after two decades of conflict."