U.S. issues statement on Nuland’s visit to Somalia

The visit of US Secretary of State Victoria Nuland came a day after the arrival of Italian Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio in the capital this week, who met with Mohamud at Villa Somalia.

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U.S. issues statement on Nuland’s visit to Somalia


MOGADISHU, Somalia – The U.S. government issued a statement on the visit by Under Secretary for Political Affairs Victoria Nuland to Mogadishu, the Somali capital on Monday.

During her June 13 visit, Nuland along with ambassador Larry Andre held bilateral talks with President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud on the diplomatic relations and cooperation between Mogadishu and Washington.

Ms Nuland has offered U.S. support for his security, reconciliation, and reform agenda and expressed continued U.S. support for Somali and AU-led counterterrorism efforts.

As Somalia faces devastating drought and food insecurity conditions, Under Secretary Nuland held a round table with Special Envoy for Drought Response Abdirahman Abdishakur Warsame and UN agencies in Somalia including the Food and Agriculture Organization, UNICEF, and World Food Program.

The Under Secretary noted current U.S. government plans to provide urgently needed food, famine prevention, and other humanitarian assistance for Somalia as part of nearly $105 million in new humanitarian aid for the Horn of Africa.

Somali President thanked the United States for its support, noting that his government is focusing on drought relief, investment, debt forgiveness, and strengthening international relations.

The visit of US Secretary of State Victoria Nuland came a day after the arrival of Italian Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio in the capital this week, who met with Mohamud at Villa Somalia.

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