IMG_1057 (3)On 3 February 2016, German Ambassador Jutta Frasch handed over her credentials to Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, President of the Federal Republic of Somalia.

New-German-ambassador-1In her speech, Ambassador Frasch welcomed Somalia’s progress in recent years in building state institutions and initiating reconciliation processes. She underlined the need to build mutual trust between federal and state leaders in order to effectively tackle security challenges in Somalia. On democratization, Ambassador Frasch stressed: “We welcome the decision on an electoral model by the Federal Government of Somalia. It is crucial now to implement in a most transparent and inclusive manner. I am particularly happy that women representation will be doubled in the next parliament.”


IMG_1125In addition, Ambassador Frasch encouraged Somalia and the international community to further step up their efforts in improving living conditions for Somali citizens. Ambassador Frasch promised: “The German Federal Government will continue to stand by the Somali people. I am very happy that we could reach agreement today on programming 47 million Euros for development activities in Somalia.” IMG_1109 IMG_1065 (3)  IMG_1134


Besides the long-term development co-operation, Germany has recently increased its support to the federalisation and state-building process, to the work with disengaged al-Shabaab fighters and is looking into a renewed co-operation with the Somali Police Force.

​For further information, please contact:


Martin Falk

Head of Press & Cultural Affairs

German Embassy

Phone: +254-20-4262 100 (ext. 253)




Deeqo Mumin (Ms)


Assistentin Somalia-Team

Somalia Affairs Assistant

Caawimaha Arimaha ee Soomaaliya


Botschaft der Bundesrepublik Deutschland Nairobi

Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany Nairobi

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