Somalia: appointment of Abdi Farah Shirdon as prime minister (October 8, 2012)
France welcomes the appointment of Abdi Farah Shirdon as prime minister of Somalia on October 6.
We wish him every success in his mission to serve Somalia and the Somali people.
France notes with satisfaction the determination of the new authorities to re-establish the rule of law and security in the country, in order to revitalize the economy and promote reconciliation.
France, which is keen to continue and strengthen its political dialogue with the Somali authorities, calls for the prompt establishment of a broad-based government.
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