Farmajo receives credentials from new Saudi Arabia ambassador
President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo has on Wednesday received credentials letters from the new Saudi Arabia Kingdom Ambassador to Somalia, Ahmed bin Mohammed. ''Today at the Presidential Palace, His Excellency President Mohamed Abdullah Farmajo received the credentials of His Excellency Ahmed bin Mohamed Saleh Al-Mawlid, the Ambassador of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to the Federal Republic of Somalia,'' the office of the president said in a statement. The president assured Ambassador Ahmed bin Mohammed of providing all support to advance bilateral relations between the two countries. Saudi Arabia reopened its embassy in Mogadishu last year November after the Saudi diplomatic delegation visited Somalia where it discussed preparations for reopening the embassy that has been operating from neighbouring Kenya for years. Saudi Arabia shut down its embassy in 1991 following disturbances and civil war in Somalia. Ahmed bin Mohammed is the second Saudi ambassador to Somalia since the collapse of the central government in 1991.