MOGADISHU (SD) – Newly picked US ambassador to Somalia Larry André has today arrived in the capital of Somali, Mogadishu.
A tweet from the embassy stated, “we are pleased to announce the arrival of Ambassador Larry André. He is eager to work in partnership with the Somali people and their state and federal governments to advance our shared objective of Somalia’s revival as a secure, prosperous, and democratic nation.”
The US President Joe Biden, appointed Larry Andre as the Ambassador to the Federal Government of Somalia in April of 2021. André has replaced Donald Yamamoto who was appointed by the previous President of the USA, Donald Trump, in 2018.
Ambassador André is a career diplomat with broad experience on the African continent, including being a former Ambassador to the Republic of Djibouti and the Islamic Republic of Mauritania. He is enthusiastic to show his qualifications to the Federal Government of Somalia.
The new ambassador is arriving in Somalia amid a political crisis sparked by endless controversy over parliamentary elections, which is clearly rife with corruption.
André previously served as US Ambassador to Djibouti from November 2017 to January 2021, therefore, is well versed in the regions volatile politics.
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