The government of United States (US) has commended the presidential election process held in Galmudug State.
Ahmed Abdi Kariye (Qoor-Qoor) was elected as the president of the statement after he garnered 66 votes out of 77 possible votes
In a statement, US Embassy in Somalia said it has been 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,” the statement reads.
The embassy said 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, Galmudug is critical to the future of Somalia and to the continued response to ongoing threats to the security of the Somali people,” the ministry said.
The statement said 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.