World Bulletin / News Desk
Somalia accredited ambassadors from five European nations Tuesday, a move hailed by the president as sending a signal that the war-ravaged nation was "becoming a normal country."
Ambassadors of Belgium, France, Germany, Spain and Finland presented their credentials to Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, who said he hoped Somalia would "soon see many international flags flying over Mogadishu".
All the ambassadors are based in Nairobi, the capital of neighboring Kenya due to security concerns.
Few countries have an ambassador based in Mogadishu, with those that do including Turkey, Iran, Yemen and Ethiopia.
From Europe, ambassadors from Britain and Italy are also accredited but are based in Nairobi.Last Mod: 27 Şubat 2013, 11:12