Matt Baugh has been appointed the UK ambassador to Somalia after the improved security situation in Somalia.
The Thursday appointment of Matt Baugh signals significant success by the Kenyan military in destabilizing the Al-Shabaab.
Ambassador Matt Baugh will be based in Nairobi Kenya until the security situation in Somalia allows the opening of an official consulate in Mogadishu.
The appointment of Matt Baugh as the British ambassador to Somalia came shortly after the first visit of a UK foreign minister to Mogadishu since 1992.
Foreign secretary William Hague was in Mogadishu Thursday, the first such visit since 1992.