Washington has announced that it is going to reopen the US embassy in Mogadishu, Somalia nearly three decades after its closure in 1991 due to civil war.
Washington shut down the US embassy when Horn of Africa nation gone into civil war after the overthrow of the military regime of President Siad Barre. The chaos lasted for decades but diplomatic relations between the US and Somalia have strengthened over time.
US ambassador to Somalia, Donald Yamamoto has revealed the plans of reaffirming the relations between two nations in a statement. He further called the announcement day of the decision as historic. It is another development to regularize US diplomatic engagement with the country since recognizing the Mogadishu government in 2013. Yamamoto further explained that the US embassy in Mogadishu will help to enhance mutual cooperation and will support developmental goals.
Violence and chaos are common in Somalia led by armed group al-Shabab. A few days ago, al-Shabab fighters tried to attack the US military base in the South of Somalia. This military base used to launch drones to hit al-Shabab targets.
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