Somalia: New American Ambassador will lead the U.S. Mission


Washington (HAN) February 25, 2015 – Public Diplomacy and Press Statement News. Great step forward for the new diplomatic relations between Somalia and the U.S.

Press Statement
Jen Psaki
Department Spokesperson
Washington, DC
February 24, 2015

President Obama, today, nominated Katherine S. Dhanani to serve as the first United States 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. Somalia has considerable work ahead to complete its transition to a peaceful, democratic, and prosperous nation. The United States is committed to supporting Somalia on this journey as a steadfast partner. If confirmed, the Ambassador will lead the U.S. Mission to Somalia, currently based at the U.S. Embassy in Nairobi, Kenya. As security conditions permit, we look forward to increasing our diplomatic presence in Somalia and eventually reopening the U.S. Embassy in Mogadishu.

former US Consul General, Hyderabad,hybiz, Katherine S. Dhanani, Indo American Chamber of Commerce

According to Geeska Afrika Online archives: Katherine S. Dhanani (Dhanani Name Meaning: Hindu and Muslim name found in Gujarat, India, and among people from Sind, Pakistan, meaning ‘descendant of Dhan’)


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