International Partners Congratulate Ahmed Madoobe on Presidential election

MOGADISHU, 18 AUGUST 15: The United Nations, the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM), the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), the European Union (EU) and the United Kingdom congratulated Sheikh Ahmed Mohamed Islam “Madobe” on his election as the President of the Interim Jubba Administration (IJA) on 15 August.

“We congratulate Sheikh Ahmed Mohamed Islam “Madobe” on being elected President of the Interim Jubba Administration by the Jubba Regional Assembly. We commend H.E. Madobe’s commitment to work earnestly with the committee formed by Prime Minister Omar Abdirashid Ali Sharmarke to address the composition of the IJA Regional Assembly and we encourage him to take steps to resolve this issue at the earliest in an inclusive manner.

We welcome H.E. Madobe’s support for the outcomes of the High Level Partnership Forum as well as for United Nations Security Council Resolution 2232 (2015).

We encourage H.E. Madobe, the IJA and the Federal Government of Somalia to work closely with other Somali stakeholders to hold constructive dialogue on the state formation process and the electoral process for 2016.

We commend the IJA for their commitment to work in close coordination and collaboration with the Somali National Army and AMISOM to liberate the remaining territories under the IJA’s administration from Al-Shabaab and extend state authority.

We note that international partners will continue efforts at mobilising resources through existing mechanisms with a view to supporting the delivery of basic services to the population of these areas and building the capacity of the IJA.”

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