Somalia’s foreign partners hail peaceful election of new president
The leader of Galmudug, members of the Somali cabinet, and regional officials have welcomed the Prime Minister at the airport upon arrival.
DHUSAMAREB, Somalia - The prime minister of Somalia Mohamed Hussein Roble has on Monday afternoon arrived in the central city of Dhusamareb on an election mission in Galmudug.
The office of the PM said Roble's trip focuses on the Lower House election which is set to begin in all five Federal States in Somalia this month after delays that resulted from the political rift.
"The PM received a warm welcome from Galmudug president Ahmed Abdi Karie Qoor-Qoor and various regional and Federal officials at the airport," said Somali Govt spokesman Moalimuu.
He added that Roble will discuss with Galmudug leadership about the Lower House election, peace-building, and the development sectors during his stay in the town amid a drought crisis.
Galmudug was the last Federal State to complete its senators' election last Saturday. Somali PM urged the regional leaders to accelerate the process to elect the 275-seat Lower House.
The international community has called for immediate completion of the election with the US, the biggest partner of Somalia wants the vote to be concluded before the end of this year.
On Monday, the UK's minister for Africa congratulated Mohamud, who ruled Somalia between 2012 and 2017 and is the first president to win a second term in the troubled Horn of Africa nation.