|04DJIBOUTI1180||2004-09-08 12:00:00||CONFIDENTIAL||Embassy Djibouti|
This record is a partial extract of the original cable. The full text of the original cable is not available.
1. (U) In the 20th meeting of the Council of Ministers on 7
September, where President Ismail Omar Guelleh presided, the
counsel approved the proclamation for nomination of
Mohamed-Siad Doualeh Warsama to the position of Ambassador to
Somalia. Warsama will receive the title of Ambassador of the
Republic of Djibouti to Somalia and Special Envoy for the
Somalia Reconciliation Process.
2. (C) BIO: Mohamed-Siad Doualeh Warsama has formerly held
the position of Head of the Information and Archives
Department in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Since the
Somali Peace process meeting in Arta in 2000, Warsama has
been very involved in the Somalia issue. In 2003, he was
promoted to Spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and
Special Envoy to Somalia in Kenya. He speaks English
fluently and is known to be an artist and an intellectual.
Warsama started a band 12 years ago called "Balbala Blues,"
which recorded two albums but was unsuccessful for financial
reasons. He has been very involved in starting the regional
music festival "Fest Horn." Warsama married one year ago.