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Deputy Ambassador and Chargé d'affaires, Angus Stewart congratulates new Prime Minister of Somalia

UK Deputy Ambassador and Chargé d'affaires, Angus Stewart, congratulates Omar Ali Sharmarke on his appointment as Prime Minister of Somalia

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Angus Stewart, Chargé d'affaires, British Embassy Mogadishu

The United Kingdom welcomes the endorsement by the Federal Parliament of His Excellency Omar Abdirashid Ali Sharmarke as the new Prime Minister of Somalia. We look forward to working closely with the new Prime Minister to support the Federal Government’s implementation of the priorities in the Somalia New Deal Compact. 2015 is a crucial year for Somalia to make progress on the path toward increasing security, stability and prosperity.

The UK urges the Federal Government to speed up implementation of the goals laid out in its Vision 2016. This includes progress toward accountable democratic institutions, respect for human rights and an inclusive approach to the federal process. Somalia’s leaders will need to work together to achieve these goals.

The UK remains firmly committed to supporting Somalia, its leadership and citizens to build a sovereign, secure, democratic, united and federal Somalia.

Published 30 December 2014