US pledges to boost ties with Somalia

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US government will continue its relationship with Somalia to promote peace in the Horn of Africa nation, US envoy said.

In a congratulatory statement, US embassy in Mogadishu said US committed to working with all of Somalia’s people and leaders to build a hopeful future for Somalia through dialogue, cooperation, and unity of purpose.

“It is important to recall our strong partnership as we reflect on the past 60 years, when Somalia has made significant progress but also endured incredible difficulties. Despite the challenges, our shared values bring us closer together,” the embassy said.

The embassy stated that PM Abdirashid Ali Sharmarke laid the foundation for shared values and collaboration during his first official visit to Washington D.C. in 1962, and that spirit of partnership reverberates until today.

“We continue our close cooperation on governance, economic, and security reforms so that future generations of Somalis will enjoy enduring peace and prosperity,” the statement reads in part.

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