AU Special Representative congratulates Abdi Farah Shirdoon, the new Prime Minister of the Federal Republic of Somalia
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, October 8, 2012/African Press Organization (APO)/ – The Special Representative of the Chairpers on of the African Union Commission on Somalia, Ambassador Boubacar Diarra has congratulated Abdi Farah Shirdoon on his appointment as the new Prime Minister of the Federal Republi c of Somalia.
Ambassador Diarra described t his as a significant step forward on the pa th to peace and stability for Somalia.
AMISOM also paid tribute to the newly elected President Mr. Hassan Sheikh Mohamud for his announcement which is in line w ith the Provisional Constitution and the roadmap process.
Ambassador Diarra applauded the Somali government for successfully accomplishing this critical step towards the formation of an inclusive new government and stressed that the real work begins now.
“Today is the culmination of ye ars of hard work by the Somali people who have showed great determination and commitment in creating a new political framework based on transparency and accountability,” said Ambassador Diarra.
The African Union Mission in Somalia also looked forward to the formation of a new cabinet by the Prime Minister, which will t hen set out to work on the 6 Pillar Policy Framework set out by the President.
AMSIOM pledged the continue d support of the African Union to the Somali overnment, and praised the key contributions ade by the International Community in their bid to end the transition and called on the par ties involved to continue their support as Som alia enters a new phase.
The African Union Mission in Somalia paid special tribute to the Somali eople for their participation and overwhelming support of the political process noting that it r eflects the desire of the Somali people to put their country on a path toward improved governan ce, stability, and prosperity.
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