Somalia Prime Minister sworn in; pledges to negotiate with rebels
Mogadishu (Alshahid)- The newly elected Somalia Prime Minister Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed alias Farmajo has been sworn in a colourful ceremony held at the presidential palace – Villa Somalia in Mogadishu on Monday.
The PM reiterated his statement that he will negotiate with the rebels and if unworkable use military force.
Somalia President Sharif Sheikh Ahmed, parliament speaker Sharif Hassan Sheikh Aden and some of former ministers and lawmakers attended at the ceremony.
In his address, President Sharif Sheikh Ahmed called on the new premier to form an effective cabinet that can deal with the crises in the country. He also urged the parliament to work with the new prime minister.
On his part, Speaker Sharif Hassan said it was time to move things forward and reiterated the president’s call on the premier to form the cabinet quickly.
The new prime minister, Mr. Farmajo while pledging to form a cabinet as soon as possible, added that he will restore order and stability in the country through negotiations with the rebels or by force as last resort.