Moscow, Russia—UPF co-sponsored a Russia-Africa friendship conference that focused on Somalia.
The event, titled “Cooperation for Peace and Prosperity,” was held on August 4, 2021, at the Grada Hotel. It was held by UPF in partnership with the Amicability Diplomatic Club. About 30 guests attended, including two dignitaries from Somalia.
The moderator of the program was Sergey Dvoryanov, an Ambassador for Peace and the president of Amicability.
Following several talks by prominent diplomats and public figures, three dignitaries were awarded Ambassador for Peace certificates by Konstantin Krylov, the secretary general of UPF for Eastern Europe. The honorees were H.E. Hasan Abdi Davud, the ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary of the Federal Republic of Somalia to Russia; Hon. Issa Mohammed Gure, a representative of the Somalian Parliament; and Nadezhda Babaeva, a famous doctor, poet and public figure.
The newly appointed Somalian ambassador, Mr. Abdi Davud, had just arrived in Moscow, and attending this program was among his first acts in his new capacity.
The ambassador also received a gift from the State Duma of the Russian Federation, which was presented to him by the well-known political activist and public leader Tatyana Abbasova.
The representatives of Somalia in their speeches expressed gratitude for the honorable awards and promised to direct all efforts toward strengthening friendly relations between Somalia and Russia.
A lengthy discussion followed, ranging in topic from Somalian sea pirates to the art of opera to experiences with God and various religions’ understanding of God.
We look forward to further cooperation between Somalia and Russia, and hope that the new Ambassadors for Peace will serve the cause of establishing stability and prosperity on our planet.