Arab League appoints new envoy for Somalia

June 12, 2017 Off By Web Desk

Mogadishu (IINA) � New Arab League Envoy for Somalia Ambassador Hamoud Samaran Al Jowhary submitted his credentials to Somali State Minister for Foreign Affairs Abdukadir Ahmed Kheir Abdi in Mogadishu on Saturday.

The new envoy, who landed in Mogadishu a few days ago, replaced former Ambassador Mohamed Abdalla Idris whose tenure ended last month, Somali National News Agency reported.

In an event at the headquarters of Somalia’s Foreign Ministry in Mogadishu, the state minister welcomed the Arab League envoy and expressed gratitude to the role of the Arab world in Somalia, in terms of peace-building and state-building.

On his part, Ambassador Al Jowhary thanked the Somali officials for their warm welcome, as he also praised the good governance and efforts made by the current officials of the foreign ministry.

The ambassador noted the good and the brotherly relations between Somalia, which joined the Arab League on 14 February 1974, and the League member states.

Al Jowhary also promised to go ahead with the current effective ties between the Arab League and Somalia and underscored the need for strong Arab support for Somalia during this critical juncture.

Source: International Islamic News Agency