The Somali government has recalled its ambassador to UN Human Rights Council on Friday, barely a day after Somalia abstained to vote on a resolution condemning the Israeli occupation of the Golan Heights.
Ambassador Faduma Abdullahi Mohamed was summoned to Mogadishu by the Somali Foreign Ministry for an unspecified reason.
Mohamed is the Permanent Representative of Somalia to the United Nations in Geneva and Ambassador to Switzerland.
In a letter addressed to the ambassador, the ministry directed Ms. Faduma to return the country as soon as possible.
“You are required to return the country no later than one week from now. The ministry wishes you will come within the aforementioned period,” the letter reads in part.
And the plot thickens: An Israellycool reader informs me that an anonymous foreign government source told him that the Somali Foreign Minister, Ahmed Isse Awad, took this action only after receiving a call from congresswoman Ilhan Omar.
I cannot verify whether or not this is true, but the two definitely know each other; here they are at the same event in Minnesota a few years ago:
Update: From Abdullahi Dool, Director of Somalia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs
This is absolutely not true. The Congresswoman had nothing to do with this matter. It is customary to ask ambassadors to come home for consultation. https://t.co/Fbvd0MzvdX
— Abdullahi Dool (@DoolAbdullahi) March 24, 2019
Source: An Israellycool