Somalia’s new ambassador to the United States, ambassador Ali Sharif Ahmed is expected in Washington DC to present his diplomatic credentials.
Ambassador Sharif who served in Addis Ababa and Paris before was among dozens of ambassadors appointed by President, Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo months ago in a new foreign policy strategy before approved by the parliament and cabinet.
The Federal Republic of Somalia embassy in Washington DC was without an ambassador for the past one year.
The new ambassador will be the third diplomat in the last four years to set foot in US capital.
Mogadishu and Washington enjoy relatively close relations despite President Donald Trump recent comment brandishing the horn of the African country.