Somalia - Formation of a new government (November 14, 2012)

On the occasion of the formation of the Somali government, France congratulates the new ministers on their appointment and wishes them success. We also welcome the appointment of two women to positions of responsibility – that of deputy prime minister and minister of foreign affairs and that of minister of social services development.

Somalia has taken an important step forward with respect to its political transition. France expresses its support for the new government in its efforts to respond to the numerous challenges posed by the transition and reconstruction. It wants to see a swift restoration of security in Somalia, a prerequisite for establishing the rule of law.

It calls on all Somali people to work toward consolidating the Somali state, in a spirit of national reconciliation.