Belgrade (Diplomat.so) – The Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Somalia, H.E. Mohamed Abdullahi Ahmed, handed his credentials to the President of the Republic of Serbia, H.E. Aleksandar Vučić, on June 22, 2022, as the first Somali ambassador to reopen the embassy in this country after the collapse of the central government in 1991.
President Vučić expressed satisfaction with the historic and freindy relations between the two countries through cooperation with the Ambassador H.E. Mohamed. He noted that diplomatic relations between Belgrade and Mogadishu were established Sixty-two years ago and that both countries respect and nurture the friendly relationship from the time of the former Yugoslavia and membership in the Non-Aligned Movement.
President Vučić emphasised that one of Serbia’s foreign policy priorities is strengthening cooperation with the African Union Commission.
President Vučić asked the H.E Ambassador Mohamed to convey gratitude to Somalia’s leadership for understanding Serbia’s positions, as well as for supporting the territorial integrity and sovereignty of our country. He added that Serbia would support the unity of the Federal Repubilc of Somalia its territorial integrity and sovereignty in the same way.
Ambassador Mohamed said that one of the priorities of his diplomatic mission in Serbia is to endeavor the two side cooperation of political, economic, and security cooperation between the two countries and to raise the level of bussiness activities and investment between the two countries.
President Vučić reminded to the Amabssador that the Serbian Foreign Minister visit to Somalia on 22 May, 2019 and that a mutual readiness to restore traditionally friendly relations of the two countries that date back to the time of close cooperation within the Non-Aligned Movement was expressed at the meeting.
During the minister’s talks with Somali leadership, and separate talks with the prime minister and foreign minister of Somalia, the officials expressed mutual readiness for the renewal of the two countries’ historic friendship starting from 1960.
Mohamed Abdullahi has worked as Chargé d’Affairs of the Somali Embassy in Belgrade, Serbia since September 19, 2021.
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