Hailemariam attends inauguration of Somalia’s President

Addis Ababa, February 22, 2017 (FBC) - Prime Minister Hailemariam attended the inauguration of Somalia’s newly-elected President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed or 'Farmajo' as he is known.

Djibouti President Ismaïl Omar Guelleh and Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta were among the representatives from 124 countries who attended Farmajo's inauguration held today in Mogadishu, the capital of Somalia.

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Speaking at the inauguration, Prime Minister Hailemariam pledged to stand by Somalia.

“Ethiopia's government and its people will stand on your side. It's our wish to see a stable Somalia that contributes to regional stability and prosperity," the Premier told the crowd.

President of Djibouti, Ismail Omar Guelleh on his part praised Somalia's outgoing president Hassan Sheikh Mahmoud for the work he did in building federal institutions, and called for peace to be restored in Somalia.

Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta, who has been in office since 2013, said "I assure you of Kenya support, my admin will stay steadfast in search for sustainable peace in Somalia."

Posted by Amare Asrat