United Arab Emirates designates a new ambassador to Somalia

The United Arab Emirates appointed a new ambassador to Federal Republic of Somalia, according to Emirates News Agency known as WAM.

Ahmad Juma Al Rumaithi, who will replace Mohamed Ahmed Al-Othman, was sworn before President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan.

Al Rumaithi is among a number of new UAE ambassadors named to “friendly countries,”

Somalia and the United Arab Emirates have restored their relationship since the election of President Hassan Sheikh, who is understood to have received support from the United Arab Emirates government to win the seat of Villa Somalia.

The former President of Somalia, Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo, has distanced himself from the United Arab Emirates and was friendly with Qatar, having supported Qatar in the Gulf dispute.

Apparently, the UAE government has taken control of Somalia’s politics from Villa Somalia to PL, SL and JL.