Leaders' messages to new Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud

Leaders’ messages to new Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud

World leaders sent congratulatory messages to Somalia’s new President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud for his win in Sunday’s election.

Mr Mohamud, who served as Somalia’s president between 2012 and 2017, won after a third round of voting by Somalia’s 328 MPs. He was sworn in soon after.

The outgoing president, Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo, has urged Somalis “to support and pray for the success” of the new president.

The Ethiopian Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed said he looked forward to working with the new president on regional interests.

The European Union ambassador to Somalia as well as the UK’s Minister for Africa, Vicky Ford also tweeted their congratulations.

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