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Saturday, November 3, 2012

EU delegation arrives in Mogadishu, meets with Somali president

A high-level delegation from the European Union has today torched down in Mogadishu airport, the second visit since the EU has appointed its first ambassador to the horn of Africa nation for more 20 years.

The delegation which headed by Michele Cervone d’Urso, EU’s new envoy to Somalia, has held a closed door meeting with president Hassan Sheikh Mohamud and other government top officials.

A joint press conference after the meeting, Somali president Mohamud praised EU commitments on Somalia. He said it, however will open a new chapter in the relations between Somalia and the EU, aiming at a true and balanced partnership.

For his part, Michele Cervone d’Urso, told reporters that EU is committed to help Somalia restoring peace and order and end long running crises.

In October 20, Michele Cervone d’Urso presented his credentials as new envoy to Somalia to President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud.