US names first ambassador to Somalia since 1991

February 25, 2015 10:33 AM

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Washington, Feb 25 (IANS/EFE) US President Barack Obama has nominated diplomat Katherine S. Dhanani as the country's first ambassador to Somalia since 1991.

"This historic nomination signals the deepening relationship between the United States and Somalia. It also allows us to mark the progress of the Somali people toward emerging from decades of conflict," said US State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki in a statement Tuesday.

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