At the time, he noted that the move lacked a set timeline but asserted that the US had began upgrading its diplomatic presence in Somalia.
On November 17th, newly appointed ambassador Yamamoto officially presented his credentials to Somali President Mohamed “Farmaajo” Abdullah Mohamed in Mogadishu.
They pledged to work together in several areas including security, education, economic development, democracy and governance.
Prior to his appointment as ambassador by President Donald Trump, Yamamoto served as Acting Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs until July 23, 2018.
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