MOGADISHU – Indian government has opened its embassy for Somalia in the capital Mogadishu on Sunday where the new ambassador with officials of the Somali government formally held ceremony that was cordially welcomed by the ambassador.
More of the transitional government officials including the Somali president Sheik Sharif Sheik Ahmed, the foreign affairs minister Mohamed Abdullahi Omar and the newly chosen ambassador Sibabrata Tripathia had attended highly decorated ceremony opening the Indian embassy at Villa Baidoa in Mogadishu.
After the ceremony, the foreign affairs minister of Somalia Mr. Omar and the Indian ambassador had unanimously told to the journalists that India had opened its embassy for Somalia in Mogadishu as fighting continues in the country for decades since the central government of Somalia led by Mohamed Siad Barre ousted in 1991.
The minister said that the new ambassador had good experience for the job he was appointed adding that he worked different countries as Findland and Egypt in the past.
He said that Somali president Sheik Sharif Sheik Ahmed had accepted the identity letter of the Indian ambassador for Somalia.
Mr. Omar said lastly that the India named another ambassador to Somalia earlier, but changed to Mr. Sibabrata Tripathia as to be India’s representative for Somalia.