MOGADISHU (SD) – A statement from the United Nations Office in Somalia (UNSOM) congratulated Somalia’s new President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud on his election victory in Mogadishu yesterday.
The United Nations has pledged to work with the new Somali President and his team to advance national priorities “The UN in Somalia congratulates Hassan Sheikh Mohamud on his election as the country’s tenth president, and looks forward to working with him and his team to advance national priorities, such as peace, security and stability, in the coming years.” tweeted UNSOM.
The statement from the United Nations also praised outgoing President Farmajo ” The UN in Somalia expresses appreciation to outgoing President Farmaajo for honoring the Somali tradition of immediately accepting the election results and pledging support to his successor.”
The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, also congratulated Hassan Sheikh Mohamud on his election as the new President of Somalia.
“The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, congratulates H.E. Hassan Sheikh Mohamud on his historic election as the President of the Federal Republic of Somalia, which was conducted by the Senate and House of the People on Sunday, 15 May 2022” the Chairperson said in an statement.
He praised outgoing President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo for his good work during his tenure and for accepting the election results.
“The Chairperson commends the outgoing President, H.E. Mohamed Abdullahi “Farmaajo” for demonstrating strong leadership and statesmanship through his gracious acceptance of the election outcome.”
The leaders of Djibouti, Ethiopia, Turkey, US and the United Kingdom also congratulated President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud on his election victory.
The election of a new president comes at a time when Somalia is facing insecurity, drought and economic hardship.
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