UK pledges support for new Somali president


LONDON (SMN) – The UK Minister for Africa Vicky Ford has congratulated Somalia’s new President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud who was elected as the 10th leader on Sunday.

Vicky Ford said the UK would work with the new president on security, the war on Al-Shabaab, and help people affected by the drought in Somalia.

The UK is one of the main supporters of the federal government of Somalia and has been closely monitoring Somalia’s elections for more than a year.

UK runs a military base in Baidoa, where it trains members of the Somali armed forces.


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