China's new ambassador to Somalia Wei Hongtian (left) presents credentials to Somalia's Foreign minister Abdirahman Mohamed Beileh at a ceremony at his office in Mogadishu, capital of Somalia. Photo: Xinhua China's new ambassador to Somalia Wei Hongtian (left) presents credentials to Somalia's Foreign minister Abdirahman Mohamed Beileh at a ceremony at his office in Mogadishu, capital of Somalia. Photo: Xinhua
China's new ambassador to Somalia Wei Hongtian (left) presents credentials to Somalia's Foreign minister Abdirahman Mohamed Beileh at a ceremony at his office in Mogadishu, capital of Somalia. Photo: Xinhua

China reopens Somalia embassy after 23-year hiatus

Shut down in 1991 during civil war, reopening diplomatic outpost another sign of widening presence in Africa

China's new ambassador to Somalia Wei Hongtian (left) presents credentials to Somalia's Foreign minister Abdirahman Mohamed Beileh at a ceremony at his office in Mogadishu, capital of Somalia. Photo: Xinhua China's new ambassador to Somalia Wei Hongtian (left) presents credentials to Somalia's Foreign minister Abdirahman Mohamed Beileh at a ceremony at his office in Mogadishu, capital of Somalia. Photo: Xinhua
China's new ambassador to Somalia Wei Hongtian (left) presents credentials to Somalia's Foreign minister Abdirahman Mohamed Beileh at a ceremony at his office in Mogadishu, capital of Somalia. Photo: Xinhua
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