Chinese Vice Premier Minister Wang Yang said Monday (August 26th) that China would re-open its embassy in Somalia by the end of the year, Somalia's government-run Radio Mogadishu reported.
Somali Foreign Minister Fowsiyo Yusuf Haji Aadan, who is currently visiting China, said her government donated the land for China to rebuild its embassy. The two officials discussed ways of strengthening bilateral ties between their countries, with Wang Yang saying China would increase educational scholarships it provides to Somali students. China has also pledged to support several development projects in Somalia. Aadan was scheduled to meet with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Tuesday.