MOGADISHU, April 18, (Qalin) - Following a meeting with the Swedish Ambassador Mikael Lindvall in Mogadishu on 16
April, 2015, we reaffirmed our excellent relations with the Kingdom of Sweden and
I expressed our deepest gratitude for Sweden’s relentless efforts to
help Somalia rebuild its state institutions and reclaim its rightful position among
the community of nations.
Sweden is home to tens of thousands of Somalis who are thriving in their adopted
country, and are sending back vital support to their families and friends in
Somalia. As a champion of human rights globally, Sweden has demonstrated a
commitment to diversity and respect for all cultures and religions, including Islam
The bond between Sweden and Somalia is unbreakable. Our relationship dates back to
post independence in the 1960s. That relationship is strengthened by our shared
objective of advancing peace and stability in Somalia, and promoting tolerance and
respect for people of all faiths.