Abdullahi Dool: A diplomat who understood changing dynamics in Middle East and opportunities for Somalia

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He later rose to the position of Counselor the following year, before taking up positions of first secretary in Somalia Embassy in Kuwait and later London. In the UN he served as the first Counsellor, later rising to be the Charge de affairs in 1990.

The breakdown of civil war in 1991 brought his career at the ministry to a halt. He later worked for Horn Heritage Publications where he worked till 2010.

In 2011 he was appointed Deputy Minister in charge of Water, Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Resources where he served till 2012. In 2014 he was appointed permanent secretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Investment promotion. In December the same year, he was appointed as an advisor in the Ministry, a position he held until last Sunday.