South Korea restores diplomatic relations with Somalia
(Thursday, May 16, 2013, Mogadishu, Somalia) The South Korean Ambassador, H.E. Kim Chan-Woo, presented his credentials to H.E. Hassan Sh. Mohamud, President of the Federal Republic of Somalia, in Mogadishu today.
The Deputy Foreign Minister, Jamaal Mohamed Baarow was also in attendance.
The newly appointed Ambassador was received in Villa Somalia, where the President briefed him on his Government's policy priorities of security, judicial reform, public financial management, and social development. "Security is our absolute priority and we’ve made major achievements towards a safer Somalia, however, more needs to be done", said President Hassan.
"No country ever came back from such civil strife without the support of the International Community. The Government of Somalia will be at your disposal and we are committed to improving our bilateral relations with South Korea.”