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Somalia reopens its embassy in London after 32 years


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Somalia officially reopened its embassy in London after a 32-year hiatus.

The embassy, based in Winchester House on Old Marylebone Road in central London, will provide consular services to approximately 500,000 people in the UK who are eligible for Somali citizenship.Somalia reopens its embassy in London after 32 years

The opening ceremony was attended by Somali Ambassador to the UK, Abdikadir Ahmed Khyer Abdi, as well as prominent British Somalis including four-time Olympic champion Sir Mohamed Farah (Mo Farah) and Antikhat activist Abubakar Awale.

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Nearly two dozen British Somalis attended the ceremony, which also included Somali-Canadian model and climate activist Sabrina Dhowre as a special guest.

The ambassador said the reopening of the embassy was a positive step in strengthening Britain-Somalia ties.

The embassy assists Somali nationals living, working or traveling in the UK with consular services and organizes cultural and other media events.


The Somali embassy in London officially closed in 1991 after the collapse of the central government. Britain opened its embassy in Mogadishu in 2013 after a 22-year absence.

The Embassy is on the third floor of Winchester House at 259-269 Old Marylebone Road, London NW1 5RA.


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