Mogadishu(Mogadishu24)-The Federal Government of Somalia on Tuesday asked India to open diplomatic mission in the capital Mogadishu after holding meeting with delegation from the Ministry of foreign Affairs of India here.

Minister of Interior of Somalia, Ahmed Moallim Fiqi received Dr. Sureh Kumar, senior officer from India’s Ministry of foreign affairs together with a delegation, discussed on key problems that Somali citizens had in obtaining visas from Indian Embassies in neighboring countries and solutions.

The Minister recommended that Indian visa services should be brought nearer to the Somali nationals who intend to travel to that country for health and education purposes, mentioning the necessary for a consulate to be opened in Mogadishu for applications access.

Somalia and India founded their diplomatic relations in 1961, a year after the independence and it has neither embassy nor consulate in Mogadishu, Somalia at moment, despite having Ambassador to Somalia based in Nairobi, Kenya. Diplomats describe this as ‘misfortune’.

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