Clinton: U.S. and Somalia launch new era of diplomatic ties

By Agence France-Presse
Thursday, January 17, 2013 15:10 EDT
google plus icon
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks to the press following at the State Department on January 15, 2013 in Washington, DC. (AFP)
  • Print Friendly and PDF
  • Email this page

The United States and Somalia Thursday launched a new era of diplomatic relations, as Washington recognized the African nation’s government for the first time since 1991.

“Today is a milestone, it is not the end of the journey, but it is an important milestone towards that end,” US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said after talks with new Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud.

Agence France-Presse
Agence France-Presse
AFP journalists cover wars, conflicts, politics, science, health, the environment, technology, fashion, entertainment, the offbeat, sports and a whole lot more in text, photographs, video, graphics and online.
By commenting, you agree to our terms of service
and to abide by our commenting policy.