Meeting of Minds: US Embassy Representative Convenes with Former Somali President Farmaajo in Mogadishu

The United States embassy in Somalia, represented by Charge d’ Affaires Shane L. Dixon, convened with former President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmaajo in Mogadishu this past Sunday. Their discourse encompassed regional dynamics and the advocacy for inclusive governance throughout the ongoing constitutional review.

Marking his return to Mogadishu after a hiatus of 16 months, former Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo actively contributed to the ongoing discussions regarding constitutional amendments.

Shane L. Dixon’s recent engagements with Somali political figures have been notable. Among these, his dialogue with Minister of Defense Abdukhadir Noor centered on the efforts of Somali armed forces against al-Shabab, as well as the implementation of security development plans.

Last month, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was sealed between the United States and Somalia, paving the way for the construction of up to five military bases for the Somalia National Army (SNA) Danab Brigade, with a combined value surpassing $100 million.

In 2017, the United States and Somalia forged an agreement to recruit, train, equip, and mentor 3,000 individuals from across Somalia, forming a resilient light infantry capability within the broader SNA. Since its inception, the Danab Brigade has exemplified its prowess as a rapid response unit in engagements against al-Shabaab, maintaining a non-partisan stance.

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