PM Roble to serve as Somali ambassador to UAE after leaving office

Roble was praised for his courageous decision to restore ties with the UAE last month, as well as for returning $ 9.6 million in cash seized by NISA at Mogadishu airport in early April 2018 during Farmajo’s presidency.

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PM Roble to serve as Somali ambassador to UAE after leaving office

MOGADISHU, Somalia – The outgoing prime minister of Somalia has chaired his final and farewell cabinet meeting in the presidential palace in Mogadishu on Tuesday as he is leaving the office this week.

Roble was chosen as PM in September 2020 by the immediate former president Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo 2 months after Hassan Ali Khaire was ousted in parliament's no-confidence vote during a political crisis.

Sources within the PM’s office revealed to Keydmedia's Somali service that Roble will be appointed as Somalia’s ambassador to the United Arab Emirates by president Hassan Sheikh at the request of Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan.

Roble was praised for his courageous decision to restore ties with the UAE last month, as well as for returning $ 9.6 million in cash seized by NISA at Mogadishu airport in early April 2018 during Farmajo’s presidency.

After the seizure of the money which Abu Dhabi said was meant to pay the salaries of UAE-trained army units in Mogadishu, the ties between the two countries reached the lowest point.

The outgoing PM has also repaired diplomatic relations with several other countries, including Egypt and Kenya, which are among the key partners in the country’s journey to a peaceful and prosperous state.

The new Somali president Hassan Sheikh Mohamud is now in UAE on his first foreign visit since his election on May 15. His maiden two-day trip marks the end of long animosity with the Gulf country.

Mohamud campaigned with the famous slogan “Somalia at peace with itself and the world” during the electioneering period in May. He ruled Somalia between 2012 and 2017 and again returned to power.

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