The United States Embassy in Somalia has closely watched the political process in Galmudug. Today’s election is a beginning to a broad -based political reconciliation process, and the United States calls on everyone to commit to participating in a peaceful dialogue that jointly addresses the challenges facing the region and the country. It is the responsibility of everyone to avoid the threat and/or use of violence. To that end, we congratulate the newly elected President of Galmudug State, Ahmed Abdi Kariye (Qoor-Qoor).
Galmudug is critical to the future of Somalia and to the continued response to ongoing threats to the security of the Somali people. A reenergized process of dialogue and compromise will be necessary on all sides. The United States remains committed, determined and focused on advancing our shared goals and objectives of realizing a secure and prosperous Somalia for all Somalis. The people of Somalia demand it, future generations expect it, and Somalia’s leaders must enact it.