Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo speaks after winning the vote in Mogadishu, Somalia, Feb. 8, 2017. Former Prime Minister Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo was elected new president of Somalia in a tightly contested polls held in Mogadishu on Wednesday. (Xinhua/Pan Siwei)

Somali president Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed (Farmajo) on Friday lauded Sudanese leaders following the beginning of the formation for the transition government.

Farmajo commended the high level of responsibility demonstrated by all warring parties in Sudan during the talks to rescue their country, saying the move spurs the conflict resolution endeavor of such nature in Africa.

“The president of the Federal Government of Somalia H.E Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo has hailed the leaders of the Sovereign ruling council of Sudan, political parties, civil society groups and other stakeholders for their historic agreement in the formation of the transition government,” the president’s office said in a statement issued in Mogadishu.

The Somali leader reiterated the significance of Sudan’s stability in the content terming it as a strategic partner for the region.

Farmajo congratulated Abdalla Hamdok for his appointment as the new prime minister of Sudan and thanked him for his role in the economic development of Somalia where he served a key member of the National Economic Council of Somalia.

Farmajo hailed the African Union and the Ethiopian government for their unrelenting efforts in brokering a deal between Sudan’s key stakeholders. Enditem

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