Following a meeting with the Swedish Ambassador Mikael Lindvall in Mogadishu on 16 April, 2015, we reaffirmed our excellent relations with the Kingdom of Sweden and its people. I expressed our deepest gratitude for Sweden’s relentless efforts to help Somalia rebuild its state institutions and reclaim its rightful position among the community of nations.
Sweden is home to tens of thousands of Somalis who are thriving in their adopted country, and are sending back vital support to their families and friends in Somalia. As a champion of human rights globally, Sweden has demonstrated a commitment to diversity and respect for all cultures and religions, including Islam and Muslims.
The bond between Sweden and Somalia is unbreakable. Our relationship dates back to post independence in the 1960s. That relationship is strengthened by our shared objective of advancing peace and stability in Somalia, and promoting tolerance and respect for people of all faiths.