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A permanent EU ambassador soon in Mogadishu?

(BRUSSELS2) Europeans are studying the opening of a permanent delegation of the European Union in Mogadishu (Somalia). Currently, the EU ambassador is based in Nairobi (Kenya), although he makes regular visits to the Somali capital. The Europeans are considering possibilities to work together with EU countries – such as the British – who have already announced their return to the Somali capital. It's all about safety. The embassy would be located in the secure zone of the Somali capital, where EU agents are already (or will soon be) present. And it will also be necessary to ensure the safe travel of European diplomats in the city. Currently, when there is travel, these are carried out by Amisom – the African Union peace force – which mobilizes several armored vehicles to do this.

Nicolas Gros Verheyde

Chief editor of the B2 site. Graduated in European law from the University of Paris I Pantheon Sorbonne and listener to the 65th session of the IHEDN (Institut des Hautes Etudes de la Défense Nationale. Journalist since 1989, founded B2 - Bruxelles2 in 2008. EU/NATO correspondent in Brussels for Sud-Ouest (previously West-France and France-Soir).