Somalia: UK MP visits Mogadishu, week after Britain warned Citizens to travel

Published: February 20, 2014
UK MP visits Mogadishu
UK MP Mr Tony Baldry was received by Somali President

UK MP Tony Baldry paid a visit to the Somali Capital on Thursday a week after Britain warned its Citizens to travel to the war-ravaged country.

The MP who was accompanied by the British Ambassador to Somalia Neil Wigan and other several colleagues were received at the airport by Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud.

Both had a meeting at the British Embassy in Mogadishu which is located besides the airport, an area which is heavily guarded by the African Union troops.

Somali President told reporters after the meeting that they discussed on enhancing the two countries’ relations. He thanked Britain for its support and humanitarian assist it’s providing to the nation.

Last week, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office warned all Britons to travel to Somalia, including separatists region Somaliland urging any British nationals in Somalia to leave.

The office said that there is a high threat from terrorism, including kidnapping, throughout Somalia, including Somaliland.

In April 2013, Britain reopened its embassy in Mogadishu after more than two decades of closure becoming the first European union country to re-open its embassy.

Ayub Abdirahman
Horseed Media

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