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Norway will recognize Somali passports

MOGADISHU (SD) – Norwegian government has confirmed that it will recognize passports issued by the Horn of Africa nation following a meeting between Somali foreign ministry and Norwegian embassy.

In a statement, Somali foreign ministry said State-Minister for Foreign Affairs Balal Mohamed Cusman and the Norwegian Ambassador to Somalia, Elin Bergithe Rognlie met in Somali capital to discuss the bilateral relations between the two countries.

During the meeting, ambassador Elin said her government started arrangements to reopen a permanent diplomatic office in Mogadishu to facilitate official and service work.

During the meeting, Ambassador Elin expressed her country’s support for the electoral process in Somalia.

For his part, the state minister affirmed Somalia’s keenness to strengthen its relationship with Norway, where a large Somali community resides, which has a developmental and constructive vision.

The minister also noted the importance of expanding the strategic partnership to achieve the common interests of the two friendly countries.

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