The Government of Federal Republic of Somalia is honored to welcome H.E. Ambassador Stephen M. Schwartz to his new post as the Ambassador of the United States to Somalia.

Ambassador Stephen M. Schwartz is the first Ambassador from the United States since 1991. His appointment is evidence of the further strengthening of bilateral relations between Somalia and the United States. It is also the clearest sign that Somalia has turned the corner towards stability and progress.

Somalia and the United States enjoy historic bilateral relations. The Government and people of Somalia consider the American Government and people a true friend and ally who have stood by Somalia during the past periods of difficulty.

The Government of the Federal Republic of Somalia seeks to strengthen bilateral ties with the USA further and enhance cooperation in all areas of mutual interest.