Somalia's Minister of Foreign Affairs Ahmed Eissa Awad and Qatar's ambassador Hassan bin Hamza Hashim on Sunday placed the cornerstone of the project to build the diplomatic institute, which is financed by Qatar Fund for Development.
The project is one of many developmental schemes offered by Qatar to Somalia in November.
The Somalian minister of foreign affairs said that the institute will contribute to graduating diplomats who work for advancing their country.
He noted that the institute will work on developing a diplomatic culture. He thanked Qatar for supporting the project.
For his part, the ambassador said that the project is the first in a group of developmental schemes offered by the State of Qatar to Somalia.
He stressed that the other project will be launched in the near future.
Sunday's ceremony was attended by a number of ranking officials in Somalia.
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