Agency Caucasus—The administration of Somalia plans to recognize Abkhazia and South Ossetia, following in the footsteps of Russia and Nicaragua, Mohammed Mahmud Handule, the ambassador of the Republic of Somalia in Russia, told a press conference on October 1.
The Somalian ambassador sounded fully assured in his tone when he said that his government sought cooperation with Russia.
“We approve the position of Russia and its role in global problems. We also fully approve its position during the conflict in the Caucasus,” said Handule. “Peoples of Abkhazia and South Ossetia have a right of self-determination, and we prepare to establish diplomatic relations with Abkhazia, South Ossetia in the short run,” Handule was quoted as saying by the Russian news agency Regnum.
Asked when the diplomatic relations might start, the ambassador replied that they had to depend on the pace of diplomatic relations being realized. Although they were suffering a shortage of personnel nowadays, they kept maintaining preparations for it, noted the head of diplomatic mission of Somalia in Russia.
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