The U.S government is set to recognize the Somali government after more than two decades, a U.S. official said Wednesday,Reuters reports
U.S. Secretary of State ,Hillary Clinton will announce the U.S’s recognition of the Somalia government during a meeting Somali’s President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud who is on a visit to the US.
“When the secretary meets with Hassan Sheikh tomorrow, she will exchange diplomatic notes with him and recognize the Somali government in Mogadishu for the first time in 20 years,” Assistant Secretary of State Johnnie Carson told reporters at a briefing.
Hillary Clinton is not expected to announce new aid measures for Somalia, which already receives US assistance for drought, famine and refugee relief.
“The fact that we recognise a government there will allow us to do things through Usaid (US Agency for International Development) that we have not been able to do before.