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U.S. Welcomes Somali Ambassador to the United States, Omar Abdirashid Ali Sharmarke


Press Statement
Jen Psaki
Department Spokesperson
Washington, DC
July 14, 2014

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We are pleased to announce the arrival of Ambassador Omar Abdirashid Ali Sharmarke, the first Somali Ambassador to the United States in over twenty years. Ambassador Sharmarke’s arrival to Washington represents the latest progress in advancing U.S.-Somali relations. We look forward to working with Ambassador Sharmarke and continuing to work with the Federal Government of Somalia to bring stability, security, and prosperity to all Somali people.

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