Egypt congratulates Somalia on election of new president

Ahram Online , Friday 10 Feb 2017

A file photo of Egyptian Foreign Ministry in Cairo (Photo:Al-Ahram)

Egypt congratulated Somalia on the election of Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed as president the Egyptian foreign ministry announced on Thursday.

The Egyptian foreign ministry stated that electing new president in Somalia reflected democratic experience as well positive developments in the country.

The statement also praised the members of the Somali parliament and how they put Somalia's interests first, calling on them to support Mohamed in his quest to enforce stability and security in the country.

On Wednesday the 55-year-old former premier, whose hails from the Darod clan and who goes by the nickname "Farmajo", won after incumbent president Hassan Sheikh Mohamud admitted defeat in a second round of voting by lawmakers.

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