PM Hailemariam congratulates new Somalia PM

Addis Ababa, 23 December 2013 (WIC) - Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn congratulates Abdiwali Sheikh Ahmed on his appointment as Prime Minister of Somalia. Abdiwali has officially taken the office one day after he won the confidence of the parliament, nine days after his nomination.

“On behalf of the people and the government of the federal democratic republic of Ethiopia and that of my own, I would like to extend my warmest congratulation to you on your appointment as the Prime Minister of the federal republic of Somalia,” Hailemariam said in a letter to Abdiwali.

“It is my conviction that, under your leadership the existing friendly relationship between our two sisterly countries will be further strengthened for the mutual benefit of our brotherly peoples,” he added.

He wished the new Prime Minister of Somalia to lead Somalia to a peace and prosperity. (