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STORY: NEW BURUNDI AMBASSADOR PRESENTS CREDENTIALS TO SOMALI GOVERNMENT TRT: 3:51 SOURCE: AU/UN IST RESTRICTIONS: This medi sse

! is "#ee "$# edi!$#i % &#$ d' s!( )#i*!( $*%i*e *d # di$ +se, I! is *$! !$ &e s$%d $* *d is #es!#i'!ed "$# $!he# )+#)$ses, A%% e*-+i#ies !$ *e.s/ ++*is!,$#0 CREDIT RE1UIRED: AU/UN IST LANGUAGE: ENGLIS2/3RENC2 DATELINE: 14T2 APRIL 5614( MOGADIS2U( SOMALIA S2OTLIST: 1. Wide shot, Ambassador H.E Brig. Gen Joseph Nkurunziza arriving at Villa Somalia 2. Wide shot, Ambassador to Somalia H.E Brig. Gen Joseph Nkurunziza 3. Mid shot, Ambassador to Somalia H.E Brig. Gen Joseph Nkurunziza waiting to meet President H.E Hassan Sheikh Mohamud o Somalia 4. Wide shot, Ambassador to Somalia H.E Brig. Gen Joseph Nkurunziza talking to a member o his sta as he waits to President H.E Hassan Sheikh Mohamud o Somalia 5. Wide shot, walking into President!s H.E Hassan Sheikh Mohamud o Somalia o i"e 6. Mid shot, President!s H.E Hassan Sheikh Mohamud and H.E Brig. Gen Joseph Nkurunziza pose or the #ournalists present 7. Wide shot, President!s H.E Hassan Sheikh Mohamud and H.E Brig. Gen Joseph Nkurunziza shaking hands 8. Wide shot, H.E Brig. Gen Joseph Nkurunziza and the Minister o $oreign A airs Somalia H.E Abdurahman %uale Be&le walk up to the podium to address the #ournalist . S!"#$ %&'() H.E Abdurahman %uale Be&le Minister o $oreign A airs Somalia 'ENG()SH*+ , A delegation that was lead b& our president- went to Burundiwe had a great dis"ussion. )t!s a "ountr& that has soldiers here with us- assisting us in stabilizing out "ountr&. So we thank that go.ernment- the "ountr& and the people on behal o our go.ernment here. /e wel"ome the new ambassador. /e are looking orward to a long- deep and ruit ul dis"ussions and relationship.0 1*. S!"#$ %&'() H.E Brig. Gen Joseph Nkurunziza Ambassador to Somalia '$1EN2H* + ,When I presented my credentials, the president welcomed me to the Federal republic of Somalia. That is to show the relationship between Burundi and Somalia. My presence here is to going to streamline the relationship between the two countries. As you now, these two countries ha!e had good relations before Somalia got into this crisis. Burundi sent troops in Somalia to help our brothers in the AMIS"M arrangement. Burundi ma es this commitment to the relationship by opening her embassy here in Mogadishu and that#s why i am here to open the embassy and to follow up on the co$operation between the two countries%. &&. Wide shot, H.E Abdurahman %uale Be&le and H.E Brig. Gen Joseph Nkurunziza shaking hands STORY:

Burundi!s newl& appointed Ambassador to Somalia H.E Brig. Gen Joseph Nkurunziza toda& presented his "redentials to Somalia!s President H.E Hassan Sheikh Mohamud at 3illa Somalia- in the "ountr&!s "apital- Mogadishu. /hile noting Burundi!s immense "ontributions to Somalia!s pea"e pro"ess- President Mohamud thanked the ambassador or his "ountr&!s dedi"ation as the se"ond largest "ontingent in the A ri"an 4nion Mission in Somalia 'AM)S5M*. ,6he people o Burundi are our true brothers and we remain indebted to their generosit& and dedi"ation in ensuring pea"e in Somalia-0 said President Mohamud adding that his go.ernment looked , orward to "ontinuing to work together in pursuit o our "ommon interests.0 5n his part- Ambassador Nkurunziza reiterated his "ountr&!s "ommitment to AM)S5M- noting that the "urrent #oint o ensi.e was ke& in liberating inno"ent "i.ilians rom the brutal grip o the Al 7aeda a iliated terror group- Al Shabaab. ,When i presented my credentials, the president welcomed me to the Federal republic of Somalia.That is to show the relationship between Burundi and Somalia. My presence here is to going to streamline the relationship between the two countries. As you now, these two countries ha!e had good relations before Somalia got into this crisis. Burundi sent troops in Somalia to help our brothers in the AMIS"M arrangement. Burundi ma es this commitment to the relationship by opening her embassy here in Mogadishu and that#s why i am here to open the embassy and to follow up on the co$operation between the two countries%. Ambassador Nkurunziza also passed along a personal message rom Burundi!s President H.E Pierre Nkurunziza. Burundi was the se"ond "ountr& to deplo& troops in Somalia under AM)S5M. 2urrentl& head8uartered in Jowhar- the 9-::; strong "ontingent has remained a ke& partner alongside the Somali National Arm& in routing Al Shabaab rom its last strongholds. (#$.