Villa Somalia, Mogadishu
Today, 3 November, EU Ambassador Veronique Lorenzo presented her credentials to H.E. President
Hassan Sheikh Mohamud of the Federal Republic of Somalia.
On her first visit to Mogadishu as Head of Delegation of the European Union to Somalia,
Ambassador Veronique Lorenzo confirmed the unwavering commitment of the European Union to
the people of Somalia and spoke of the long-term partnership.
“I arrive at a time when Somalis are choosing the leadership to steer Somalia to a new period of
peace and prosperity”, said Lorenzo. “I applaud the courage and commitment of all those who have
undertaken the responsibility to see this process through to a peaceful, fair and credible conclusion
that all Somalis will accept”, she said.
“The acceptance by The President of the Republic of my credentials on the first day of my arrival in
Mogadishu is a symbol of our mutual commitment and of the EU’s determination to continue its
uninterrupted support to the people of Somalia”, said Ambassador Lorenzo.
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