Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo received the credentials of the newly appointed Ambassador of the Republic of Finland to Somalia, Pirkka Tapiola, at a ceremony held at the Presidential Palace.
The Ambassador of Finland, Mr. Tapiola, conveyed a message of greetings from the President of Finland, Mr. Sauli Niinisto, and thanked the Government and people of Somalia for the warm welcome.
President Farmajo and Ambassador Tapiola discussed strengthening diplomatic ties between Somalia and Finland, based on co-operation and collaboration.
Ambassador Tapiola commended the significant progress made by the Federal Government of Somalia, and briefed the President on his efforts to strengthen diplomatic ties between the two countries.
Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo shared with the new Ambassador the significant achievements made by the people and Government of Somalia in the reconstruction of the country, reconciliation, investment, the fight against terrorism and corruption.
Finally, President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo congratulated the new Ambassador of Finland on his appointment and said that the Federal Government of Somalia will continue to support him in fulfilling his diplomatic duties.