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United States Restarts Limited Direct Assistance to the Somali National Army

The following is attributable to Spokesperson Ryan Grizzle: The United States resumed providing direct security assistance to a non-mentored unit of the Somali National Armed Forces (SNAF) this week in support of counterterrorism operations in Lower Shabelle against al Shabaab. We commend the steps taken by the Federal Government of Somalia to improve public financial ...
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The United States Calls for Reconciliation between the Federal Government of Somalia and Federal Member States

The United States urges the Federal Government of Somalia and the Federal Member States to renew their mutual commitment and coordination, in cooperation with regional and international partners, to defeat al-Shabaab and reestablish governance, security, and prosperity for all Somalis. The United States has continued outreach efforts to the Federal Government and all the Presidents ...
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Galmudug Elections

Press Statement For Immediate Release February 2, 2020 Galmudug Elections The following is attributable to Spokesperson Ryan Grizzle:   The United States Embassy in Somalia has closely watched the political process in Galmudug.  Today’s election is a beginning to a broad -based political reconciliation process, and the United States calls on everyone to commit to ...
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The U.S. Government and Federal Government of Somalia Announce a New Effort to Promote Youth Workforce Development

On January 27, 2020, during the Somalia Youth Investment Expo, U.S. Ambassador Donald Y. Yamamoto joined H.E. Prime Minister Hassan Ali Khaire to announce a new joint effort to support young entrepreneurs and innovators to contribute to Somalia’s stability and prosperity through employment, skills development, and entrepreneurship. This new effort will be implemented through  the ...
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Ambassador Yamamoto Continues Promote FGS-FMS Cooperation through Meetings with FMS Leaders

The following is attributable to Spokesperson Ryan Grizzle: This week Ambassador Don Yamamoto has continued to promote FGS-FMS cooperation that will be critical in 2020 for the political development and future of Somalia, particularly as the country’s leaders prepare federal elections and continue to respond to ongoing threats to security.  The Ambassador met with regional ...
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