UN Envoy to Somalia congratulates Puntland
Garowe, 8 January 2014 - The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Somalia, Nicholas Kay, has congratulated Puntland's President-elect Abdiweli Mohamed Ali Gaas, appointed today by members of the Puntland Parliament.
"I applaud the Speaker and Members of Parliament for their efforts leading to the smooth process of today’s vote. I also appreciate the important role of the traditional leaders. I congratulate all the people of Puntland," Mr. Kay said.
SRSG Kay saluted the smooth and peaceful transfer of power and the constructive role of outgoing President Abdirahman Mohamed Farole.
He noted that despite numerous challenges along the way, through compromise and perseverance, the Puntland-led process had achieved its goal of selecting the region's new leadership. He called for calm and unity in the region following the process.
Mr. Kay said he was re-assured by the commitment of many stakeholders to resume the democratization process that was suspended in July 2013, and urged greater participation of women in the political process.
"Puntland is leading the way on the development of a federal Somalia. The United Nations support the people of Puntland and all of Somalia as they move together towards peace, reconciliation, democracy and prosperity," he said.
oo Puntland u hambalyeeyay
“Waxaan Guddoomiyaha iyo Xildhibaanada Barlamaanka ku ammaanayaa dadaalka ay bixiyeen kaasoo keenay codaynta maanta sida habsamida ah u dhacday. Waxaan isimada iyo odey-dhaqameedyada mahad ugu soo jeedinayaa kaalinta muhimka ah ee ay cayaareen. Waxaana u hambalyeynayaa dhammaan dadka reer Puntland,” ayuu yiri Md. Kay.
Ergeyga Gaarka ah (SRSG) Kay wuxuu ammaanay una riyaaqay sida habsamida ah oo nabadda ah ee awoodda loola kala wareegay iyo kaalinta wax ku oolka ah ee Madaxweynaha xilka ka degaya Cabdiraxmaan Maxamed Maxamuud Faroole.
Wuxuu sheegay in inkastoo la soo maray caqabado farabadan, haddana geeddi-socodka Puntland uu gaaray ujeeddadiisa oo ah in la soo xulo hogaanka cusub ee maamullka, taasoo lagu gaaray isutanaasulid iyo samir. Wuxuu ku baaqay deganaansho iyo midnimo ka dhalata gobolka ka dib markii laga soo baxay geeddi-socoka doorashada.
Md. Kay wuxuu sheegay in inta badan dadka ay arrintu khuseyso ay mar kale u xaqiijiyeen inay ka go’antahay inay dib u billaabi doonaan geeddi-socodka dimuqraadiyaynta ee la joojiyay bishii July 2013, wuxuuna ku baaqay in haweenku ay ka qaybgal intan ka ballaaran ay ku yeeshaan geeddi-socodka siyaasadda.
“Puntland waxay horseed u tahay horumarinta Soomaaliya oo federaal ah. Qaramada Midoobay waxay taageeraysaa dadka reer Puntland iyo dhammaan dadka Soomaaliyeed iyagoo qaadaya tallaabooyinkii ay ku gaari lahaayeen nabad, dibuheshiisiin, dimuqraadiyad iyo barwaaqo,” ayuu yiri.