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Remarks By Diana Putman, USAID Deputy Assistant Administrator for Africa at Somalia Partnership Forum

I am so pleased to be back in Somalia, where I spent several years in the early 1980s, and just a few months after USAID Administrator Green’s visit to Mogadishu to reopen the USAID Mission and swear-in our first Mission Director since 1991, Jeffrey Bakken, who all of you in the room know. The re-establishment ...
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Somalia Partnership Forum Communiqué

Somalia and its international partners met in Mogadishu on 1-2 October 2019 for the Somalia Partnership Forum (SPF). The participants took stock of the progress made since the previous SPF in July 2018, and agreed priority actions to address the remaining challenges together. International partners recognised Somalia’s achievements and commended the leadership of the Federal ...
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Re-establishment of the United States Embassy in Mogadishu

The United States is proud to announce the reestablishment of the United States Embassy in Mogadishu.  Since the closure on January 5, 1991, the United States has maintained its partnership with the Somali people, including the re-establishment of a permanent diplomatic presence in Mogadishu in December 2018 with the U.S. Mission to Somalia.  The reestablishment ...
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USAID Announces Nearly $257 Million in New Humanitarian Assistance for the People of Somalia

On October 2, 2019, in Mogadishu, Diana Putman, a Deputy Assistant Administrator for Africa for the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), announced that the U.S. Government is providing nearly $257 million in additional humanitarian assistance in Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 to help the people of the Federal Republic of Somalia.  The United States is ...
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U.S. Ambassador’s Statement on September 30 Attacks in Mogadishu and Baledogle

The United States condemns the attacks today in Baledogle and Mogadishu.  We commend the Somali security forces who repelled the attack against the Somali National Army (SNA) Base in Baledogle, Lower Shabelle region.  The security forces stopped this ultimately failed attack due to their alertness and swift response, not allowing the attackers to breach the ...
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