UN SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE WELCOMES ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE NOMINATION OF A NEW CABINET BY SOMALI PRIME MINISTER

MOGADISHU, 29 JANUARY 2015 – The United Nations Special Representative
of the Secretary-General for Somalia, Nicholas Kay, has welcomed the
announcement of the nomination of a new Federal cabinet by the Prime
Minister of Somalia on 27 January 2014.

“This announcement is an important step towards the establishment of
a new cabinet,” Special Representative Kay said.

“Once approved by the Federal Parliament, the Federal Government will
need to address urgently Somalia’s state and peacebuilding goals. Much
remains to be done to complete Somalia’s Vision 2016. The Federal
Parliament has an important and urgent role to play in passing key
legislation and establishing the remaining independent commissions
foreseen in the provisional constitution, particularly the National
Independent Electoral Commission. A spirit of compromise and
reconciliation will be needed in the days and months to come. The United
Nations is committed to supporting state and peacebuilding in Somalia.”


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