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President Hassan Sheikh takes office and appoints officials

MOGADISHU (SD) – The President of the Federal Republic of Somalia, Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, has today taken over the presidency of the Federal Republic of Somalia from the 9th President, Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo.

President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud thanked President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo for his leadership of the country, his efforts in state-building and development.

The Ninth President of the Federal Republic of Somalia Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo has congratulated President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud on his election as the 10th President of the Federal Republic of Somalia, calling on the people of Somalia to work with the new government.

The ceremony was attended by the Speaker of the Federal Parliament of Somalia, the Deputy Prime Minister, senior government officials, Commanders of the Armed Forces and other dignitaries.

On the other hand, the President of Somalia has appointed Mr. Hussein Sheikh Mohamud as the new Director General of the Presidency.

President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud has also appointed Hussein Maalim, a former national security adviser to outgoing President Farmajo, as National Security Adviser.

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