British Ambassador Somalia Mr. David Concar, presented his credentials to President of the Federal Republic of Somalia H. E President Mohammed Abdullahi Farmajo.
David arrived in Mogadishu on 7th January 2017, taking over from his predecessor Ambassador Harriet Mathews, who will be taking up a different appointment. At the credential ceremony which was held at Villa Somalia, Mr Concar was accompanied by the Head of UK’s Department for International Development - DFID Somalia Mr. Phil Evans.
Following the ceremony, Mr. Concar said:
Since taking on this important role based in Mogadishu, I have been delighted by the warm welcome that I have received from the President and Somali people, I look forward to deepening the strong relationship between our two countries and addressing our common priorities including the worsening drought, security improvement and development in the country.
The United Kingdom has been instrumental in helping to bring peace and security back to Somalia, and remains committed to helping the Somali people and it’s government to rebuild the country.
President Farmajo thanked the UK for its continuing leadership on Somalia and hoped to build on the bilateral relationship between the two countries.
On behalf of the Federal Republic of Somalia, I want to extend my strong appreciation to the UK for their role in the support towards Somalia and I hope to strengthen relationship between our two nations.