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H.E Ali Sharif Ahmed

A warm welcome to all from the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Somalia.

The Embassy of the Federal Republic of Somalia reopened on November 18th, 2015, reviving the fruitful and close cooperation that Somalia and the United States have enjoyed since the Embassy was first established on July 1, 1960. The Embassy has now enjoyed over 60 years of diplomatic relations with America, based upon the principles of mutual respect and equality. The friendly relationship between our countries has only continued to grow in that time.

With the renewed presence of the Embassy in Washington, D.C., it gives me pleasure to announce Somalia’s partnership with the United States and to present Somalia’s numerous developments and ongoing progress

Somalia, located on the Horn of Africa and stretching along the coasts of the Indian Ocean and the Red Sea, is now recovering from a protracted civil instability. The country has been on the path to recovery for the last 20 years and has made notable progress in various sectors including education, health, and private sector enterprises. Its significant natural resources, which have yet to be fully exploited, present tremendous opportunities for future development. At present, some areas of industry such as agriculture, livestock, and fisheries are being revived, and businesses are now exploring potential investments in these areas. Many partners and organizations have a long history of cooperation with Somalia including the United States of America.

Now fully operational since its reestablishment, the Embassy is working to provide both Somali citizens and prospective visitors to Somalia the services they most need. This serves only to further the diplomatic relationship between the United States and Somalia. The Embassy serves as a key link between the governments and the peoples of these two countries, helping to facilitate travel to and from Somalia, providing information to those who wish to visit Somalia, and allowing foreign travelers to understand the people and culture as they prepare for their visits.

Over 250,000 Somalis now call the United States their home with most of these individuals coming to reunite with family in America. These Somalis are now productive members of society within the United States.

The Embassy takes pride in assisting those in Somalia Diaspora communities who wish to link back to their native homeland for business or professional opportunities. The Embassy, and especially the Consular section, is an excellent resource for those within the Diaspora seeking current information about the country and updates on recent events. The Embassy can also provide individuals with an understanding of what to expect, as many of the Somali Diaspora may not have had the opportunity to visit Somalia in a long while.

The work that we are doing at the Embassy will only continue to strengthen the long-term friendship between Somalia and the United States of America.

Thank you for your interest in the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Somalia and we hope you find your experience with the us a valuable resource.

Ambassador Ali Sharif Ahmed
Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Somalia to the United States

1609 22 St NW, Washington, DC 20008.



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