Somali president will not attend upcoming United Nations meetings

Mogadishu (KON) - President of Somalia Hassan Sheikh Mohamud said Tuesday (September 18th) that he will not attend the upcoming 67th session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York.
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Mohamud will remain in Mogadishu, attributing his absence to "tough tasks in his in-tray". He did not say whether a representative from his government would attend in his stead.

The UN meetings include a high-level meeting on the rule of law on September 24th and a special session on Somalia on September 26th.

The president also announced he will soon appoint a new prime minister.

Source: Sabahi

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