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Somalia: UN Envoy Hails Nomination Of New PM

Somalia: UN envoy hails nomination of new Prime Minister

Welcoming the nomination of Nur Hassan Hussein as the new Prime Minister of Somalia, the senior United Nations envoy to the country today voiced hope that this move would pave the way for unity.

In a statement, Ahmedou Ould-Abdallah praised the concerted efforts of members of the Transitional Federal Institutions (TFIs) that led to the decision and said he was pleased that the process was carried out in a peaceful manner.

"I want to thank all those who contributed to this exercise being done peacefully," Mr. Ould-Abdallah said. "I hope that this appointment will prepare the ground for a united approach."

The new Prime Minister was nominated by President Abdullahi Yusuf.


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