GSD warmly welcomes the sensational and historic electoral victory of H.E. Mohamed Abdullahi Farmaajo, the new President of the Federal Republic of Somalia. We also thank H.E. Hassan Sheikh Mohamud for his services to his country during his tenure and we commend the honourable manner in which he peacefully transferred power to his successor. We strongly urge that all Somalis and international partners take heed of the outgoing Presidents plea for all to work with the new President and his Government for the success of our people and nation.
GSD is exceptionally pleased with the electoral victory of President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmaajo as it is the best evidence of the valuable and continuing contribution of the proud and resourceful Somali Diaspora to their home nation. We are confident that President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmaajo, in his role as leader of the Somali nation, will be a vital bridge between the Somali People as a whole regardless of where they live. This is important for each and every Somalis effort is required urgently if our nation is to achieve stability and sustainable development.
Today’s successful Presidential election demonstrated to the watching world that Somalia and its resilient people are ready for change and that together they are determined to chart a new course for a more prosperous future. Somalia and its people can be trusted to lead the change our nation desperately seeks and needs. This should make us proud but not complacent as the hard work of steering our country to development continues against a difficult backdrop of a terrible famine and weak economic growth.
GSD has proudly contributed to the vital discussions and actions that are central to Somalia’s political and socio-economic transformation. Going forward we stand ready and with the Government of President Mohamed Abduallahi Farmaajo to play an even greater role for the benefit of our beloved nation and people.
Congratulations Mr. President and we look forward to working with you and your new administration. Together, we will build a better Somalia.
Zahra A. Shirwa
GSD Exectutive Director
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