9 October 2014

Somalia has closed nine of its embassies due to lack of funds, Minister of Foreign Affairs Abdirahman Duale Beyle said Wednesday (October 8th).

Beyle announced in July that the government intended to reduce its diplomatic missions from 37 to 31. He did not name all the embassies closed, but said those in Burundi and Germany were among them, Somalia’s RBC Radio reported.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs carried out the closures after discussions with the cabinet, Beyle said. He attributed the closures to limited resources for staff at the embassies.

Source: allAfrica.

Link: http://allafrica.com/stories/201410100634.html.