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African Union Commission Chairperson congratulates Hamza Barre on Prime Minister nomination

Saturday June 18, 2022

Mogadishu (HOL) - The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, congratulates Hamza Abdi Barre on his nomination as the 21st Prime Minister of the Federal Republic of Somalia.

Last Wednesday, Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud nominated Hamza Abdi Barre, a former chairman of the Jubbaland state election commission, as Prime Minister.

The Chairperson said the A.U. would extend its full support for the new Prime Minister under the Government led by President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud in fulfilling the pressing needs of Somalia and its people for peace, stability, and development.

Mohamud won the presidency for the second time in May, having previously served from 2012 to 2017, after a long-delayed election against a backdrop of the worst drought in 40 years and a bloody armed rebellion.

The President asked the parliament to approve him as soon as possible and urged the prime minister to fulfill his work, like tackling insecurity, drought, climate change, and good relations with all countries.


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