United States Mission to the United Nations
Office of Press and Public Diplomacy
For Immediate Release
June 21, 2023
Readout of Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield’s Meeting with Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud
The below is attributable to U.S. Mission to the United Nations Spokesperson Nate Evans:
Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield, U.S. Representative to the United Nations, met today in Washington, with Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud. Ambassador Thomas-Greenfield commended President Hassan Sheikh’s commitment to national reconciliation and progress against al-Shabaab, and affirmed U.S. commitment to support the Federal Government of Somalia’s goal of security transition by December 2024.
The Ambassador also underscored the enduring U.S. commitment to address food insecurity in Somalia and highlighted the U.S. pledge of nearly $524 million in additional humanitarian assistance for the Horn of Africa drought crisis during the UN’s “High-level Pledging Event to Support the Humanitarian Response in the Horn of Africa,” in May.