Wednesday, October 10, 2012

U.S. Issues Statement on Appointment of New Somalia Prime Minister

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Victoria Nuland
Department Spokesperson, Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC

October 10, 2012

The United States welcomes the October 6 appointment of Somalia’s new Prime Minister designate, Mr. Abdi Farah Shirdon by President Hassan Sheikh Mahamud. We look forward to Mr. Shirdon’s selection of a new Cabinet and the presentation of the new government to Parliament for review and endorsement in accordance with Somalia’s new provisional Constitution. We are encouraged by Speaker Mohamed Osman Jawari’s promise to support the new administration as it works to move Somalia forward. The United States continues to stand with the Somali people as they stabilize and rebuild their country and looks forward to hearing from the new government how we can best work together in partnership for the benefit of Somalia and the region.

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