Monday June 20, 2022
Mogadishu (HOL) -President of the Republic of Serbia Aleksandar Vučić received today the credentials of the Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Somalia, H.E. Mohamed Abdullahi Ahmed, and wished him a warm welcome and success in his work.
President Vučić expressed satisfaction with the historical and friendly relations between the two countries through cooperation with Ambassador Mohamed. He noted that diplomatic relations between Belgrade and Mogadishu were established Sixty-two years ago and that both countries respect and nurtured the friendly relationship from the time of the former Yugoslavia and membership in the Non-Aligned Movement.
President Vučić emphasized that one of Serbia's foreign policy priorities is strengthening cooperation with the African Union Commission.
President Vučić asked the H.E Ambassador Mohamed to convey gratitude to Somalia's leadership for understanding Serbia's positions and supporting our country's territorial integrity and sovereignty. He added that Serbia would keep the unity of the Federal Republic of Somalia, its territorial integrity and sovereignty in the same way.
Ambassador Mohamed said that one of the priorities of his diplomatic mission in Serbia is to endeavour for the two sides to cooperate in political, economic, and security cooperation between the two countries and to raise the level of business activities and investment between the two countries.
President Vučić reminded the Ambassador of the Serbian Foreign Minister's visit to Somalia on 22 May 2019 and that a mutual readiness to restore traditionally friendly relations between the two countries that date back to close cooperation within the Non-Aligned Movement was expressed at the meeting.
During the minister's talks with Somali leadership and separate discussions with the prime minister and foreign minister of Somalia, the officials expressed mutual readiness for the renewal of the two countries' historic friendship starting from 1960.