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Galmudug Elections
February 2, 2020

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.


For more information, please contact 

James (Ryan) Grizzle

Public Affairs Officer

United States Mission to Somalia


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