U.S. Special Representative for Somalia (SRS) James P. McAnulty welcomes the January 28 announcement of the nomination of a new Council of Ministers (Cabinet). The United States commends the efforts of those who worked constructively to resolve the lengthy impasse in nominating Cabinet members, and now urges all stakeholders to expedite the process of forming a new Government. As partners to the Somali people, the United States expresses its hope that Somalia will be ableto move past this protracted political crisis and redouble efforts towards accomplishing Vision 2016 goals and objectives.
“The United States welcomes the announcement of a new proposed Cabinet. This is a crucial first step towards establishing a new Government tasked with the enormous responsibility of realizing important peacebuilding, governance, and security goals by 2016. This is the time to leave politics aside and focus on the well-being of the nation,” said SRS McAnulty.
The United States Government remains a committed partner to the government and citizens of Somalia and will continue to support Somalia’s path towards a peaceful, stable, and prosperous future.