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secretary of state john kerry made a surprise visit to somalia tuesday it's the first time u. s. diplomat has visited the country in twenty years harry was greeted by somali president hassan sheik mohammed as part of a mission to improve diplomatic ties in the country , in february washington named an ambassador to somalia at the first since the early nineties when fighting between warlords plunge the nation into chaos , united states pulled its forces out of somalia after the nineteen ninety three black hawk down incident when u. s. helicopter was shot down over mogadishu killing eighteen soldiers at that time the deadliest day for the u. s. military since the vietnam war , during his trip kerry said somalia had made progress but acknowledge more was needed we all have a stake in what happens here in somalia , the world cannot afford to have places on the map , secretary kerry surprise visit was an historic one but he didn't get to see much of the country this time as he never left the airport