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Attack on Aden Abdulle Airport in Mogadishu

The United States strongly condemns the July 26 terrorist attack on Aden Abdulle Airport in Mogadishu. We extend our thoughts and prayers to the families and friends of the Somali people and United Nations and AMISOM personnel who were killed and injured in this barbarous attack.  The United States Mission to Somalia joins the expressions of outrage ...
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On the Occasion of Eid al-Fitr

On behalf of the U.S. Department of State, Teresa and I extend our best wishes to Muslims in the United States and around the world who are celebrating the joyful occasion of Eid al-Fitr, marking the end of Ramadan, a holy month of fasting, prayer, contemplation, and community service. At the same time, we are ...
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On the Occasion of Eid Al-Fitr

The United States Mission to Somalia joins the people of Somalia in a message of peace and hope during this most blessed time of Eid.  The month of Ramadan has been a time for families, communities, and friends to share the happiness of coming together in intense devotion, reflection, and service. Millions of Somalis all ...
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Somalia’s National Day

On behalf of President Obama and the American people, I congratulate the people and government of Somalia on your 56th Independence Day on July 1. The United States supports Somalia as it continues its progress towards building a stable, federal democracy. We remain confident that this year’s electoral process will be another step forward on ...
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Swearing-in of Stephen M. Schwartz as Ambassador to the Federal Republic of Somalia

RemarksAntony J. Blinken Deputy Secretary of StateWashington, DC June 27, 2016 MR WALSH: Distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen, good afternoon. My name is Mark Walsh. I’m the deputy chief of protocol. It’s my pleasure to welcome you to the Department of State’s Benjamin Franklin Room for the – excuse me – for the swearing-in of Stephen ...
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