Somali envoy to Russia Mohamed Handulle passes on in Moscow

Somalia’s ambassador to Russia passed on in Moscow Wednesday after a long illness Foreign Affairs ministry has confirmed.

Foreign Affairs Minister Abdusalam Omer said Mohamed Mohamud Handulle died in Moscow after serving in the mission since 2007.

Government officials have condoled with the former envoy’s family acknowledging his dedication to representing Somalia in Russia for the last nine years.

Handulle was born in Burro, Togdher region in Somaliland and went on to receive a PhD in Moscow. In 2002 he was the consular head of Somali mission to Moscow before assuming full ambassadorial position in 2007.

He is survived by among others one daughter who is currently a doctor.

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