Galmudug Elections

Press Statement

For Immediate Release February 2, 2020

Galmudug Elections

The following is attributable to Spokesperson Ryan Grizzle:

 

The United States Embassy in Somalia has closely watched the political process in Galmudug.  Today’s election is a beginning to a broad -based political reconciliation process, and the United States calls on everyone to commit to participating in a peaceful dialogue that jointly addresses the challenges facing the region and the country.  It is the responsibility of everyone to avoid the threat and/or use of violence.  To that end, we congratulate the newly elected President of Galmudug State, Ahmed Abdi Kariye (Qoor-Qoor).  

 

Galmudug is critical to the future of Somalia and to the continued response to ongoing threats to the security of the Somali people.  A reenergized process of dialogue and compromise will be necessary on all sides.  The United States remains committed, determined and focused on advancing our shared goals and objectives of realizing a secure and prosperous Somalia for all Somalis.  The people of Somalia demand it, future generations expect it, and Somalia’s leaders must enact it.

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For more information, please contact 

James (Ryan) Grizzle

Public Affairs Officer

United States Mission to Somalia

SomaliaPublicAffairs@state.gov 

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