Somalia President Hassan Sheikh Mohamoud received the credential letters of the newly appointed German Ambassador to Somalia Jutta Gisela Frasch in a special accreditation ceremony organized at the Presidential Palace in Mogadishu yesterday.
Ambassador Jutta, who is also the Germany ambassador to Kenya, first conveyed a letter from the German Chancellor Angela Merkel to the President.
President Mohamoud praised the relations between the two countries. He said Somalia and Germany had an active diplomatic relations for many years, before it broke down when the Central government was overthrown in 1991.
The Head of the Federal government noted there was big potential for developing the Somalia-Germany relations, and expressed confidence the incoming Ambassador would contribute to strengthening these relations.
Mr Mohamoud also revealed to the new German Ambassador that Somalia is now open to investment in a move to develop the state of economy.
Speaking to the press after presenting her credentials, the envoys expressed her country’s interest in strengthening their relationship with Somalia in different cooperation areas.
She also revealed that her government will support Somalia on developing of the Police, rehabilitation centres for youth that defect from al-Shabaab extremists, and also the implementation of crucial facilities for the Somali refugees returning from neighbouring countries camps.
Since 2012, when an internationally recognised government was installed under President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, many countries have re-established diplomatic relations with Somalia.