MOGADISHU (SD) – Newly appointed European Union (EU) ambassador has today handed over her credential letter to Somali president Mohamed Abdullahi Farmaajo.
While presenting her diplomatic papers, Tiina Intelmann, the new EU ambassador has held meeting with president Farmaajo at Villa Somalia in Mogadishu.
During meeting with the new envoy, President Farmaajo assured the envoys of the government’s support as she discharges her mandate, saying Somalia is committed to building strong and friendly relations with EU.
“H.E @M_Farmaajo accepts credentials from Ambassador Tiina Intelmann the new Amb. Extraordinary and plenipotentiary of the European Union to #Somalia. President Farmaajo praised EU’s role in Somalia and guaranteed Amb. Tiina the FGS’s continued cooperation to accomplish set gains,” Villa Somalia said in a twitter post.
Intelmann who was appointed to head the European Union’s delegation to Somalia in August was the Estonian Ambassador to the United Kingdom from 2017 until August this year.
Between 2014 and 2017, she was the Head of the Delegation of the European Union to Liberia.
Intelmann joined Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1991. From 1999 to 2002, she was Estonia’s Permanent Representative to the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) in Vienna.
From March 2005 until 2011, she was Estonia’s Permanent Representative to the UN. Intelmann was the Estonian Ambassador to Israel between 2010 and 2011.
Meanwhile, Chinese ambassador, FEI Shengchao has also presented his diplomatic papers to the president at Villa Somalia, Mogadishu.