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The mission of the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Somalia in Washington, D.C. is the promotion of the interests of Somalia within the United States. As such, this website aims to provide information on Somalia and to serve as a resource center for consular services.
It is the goal of the Embassy to provide efficient consular and other related services to Somalis within the United States of America, as well as to foreign nationals seeking to visit Somalia or who have interests in the country. This includes passport and visa services, citizen support services, and other consular services. Additionally, the Embassy organizes events and promotes both business and professional interests in Somalia as a part of its mission.
Somalia gained its independence and began the formation of a new government on July 1st, 1960, and the United States of America was among the first to recognize Somalia as its own country.
Somalia opened its first diplomatic mission, led by Omar Mohallim Mohamed, in the United States in July of 1962 and the country maintained a diplomatic relationship with the United States until the collapse of the Somalian state in January of 1991. However, more than two decades of statelessness the Somali people have begun to rebuild, with work progressing on the formation of a Federal Republic. The United States once again recognized the Somali government in 2013 and the Embassy reopened in Washington, D.C. on November 18th of 2015.
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