United States Congratulates New Federal Parliament On The Election Of Its Speaker
August 29, 2012
On behalf of the American people, the U.S. Special Representative for Somalia, Ambassador James C. Swan, applauds Somalia’s New Federal Parliament for yesterday’s historic election of its permanent Speaker, Mohamed Sheikh Osman “Jawari”
The United States congratulates Somalia’s leaders — especially the Traditional Elders, members of the Technical Selection Committee, and interim Speaker Mussa Hassan Abdulle — for their commitment to completing the transition process.
We urge the Speaker Jawari to organize elections for the next president without delay. We urge rapid resolution through a consensual process of the few remaining nominations of Members of Parliament so that their communities may also participate in the legislature as soon as possible. We welcome the momentum that has brought us close to the end of the transition, and urge the Somali political leadership to see it through to conclusion for the benefit of all Somalis.