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Remarks by Ambassador Donald Yamamoto for the 4th of July

The American Founding Fathers boldly declared in 1776 that “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal”  Born from this courageous endeavor an enduring Constitution, our nation’s “true north” guiding us to achieve “a more perfect Union.” Each generation faces challenges that tests the resolve to overcome adversity and reaffirm ...
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Statement on the Commemoration of the 60th Anniversary of the Independence of Somalia

On behalf of the Government of the United States of America, Ambassador Donald Yamamoto and the Embassy congratulate the Somali people on 60 years of independence on July 1. It is important to recall our strong partnership as we reflect on the past 60 years, when Somalia has made significant progress but also endured incredible ...
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United States Provides $17.1 Million in Assistance to Somalia to Respond to COVID-19

The United States is providing more than $17.1million to date to mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 outbreakin Somalia. This assistance supports infection prevention and control, case management, and risk communication, including internally displaced persons, refugees, returnees, and vulnerable migrants, in Somalia. “We are actively assisting Somalia’s response to COVID-19. By partnering with the Somali ...
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Statement by the United States Calling for a Meeting Between the Federal Government of Somalia and Federal Member States

The United States calls for the Federal Government of Somalia (FGS) to urgently convene a meeting with all Federal Member State (FMS) Presidents.  The interim Constitution of the Federal Republic of Somalia is grounded in the principle of dialogue and cooperation between the Federal Government and Federal Member States; Article 51(3) requires that the Presidents ...
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