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The State Department late Tuesday said "this historic event reflects Somalia's progress in recent years and is another step forward in formalizing US diplomatic engagement in Mogadishu."
The US closed its Somalia embassy in January 1991 as the country collapsed into civil war, with the military airlifting out the ambassador and others.
The US formally recognized Somalia's new federal government in 2013 but has based its diplomatic mission in the capital of neighboring Kenya.
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