Somali govt congratulates Djibouti President for re-election

The Federal Government of Somalia has congratulated the president of Djibouti for his re-election to the office.

Ismail Omar Gelle was re-elected to the office in the tiny boat shaped country for the fourth time.

Prime Minister Omar Abdirashid Sharmarke sent congratulations to President Guelleh.

Press statement from PM office said “On behalf of the people and federal government of Somalia I want to send congratulations to the President Ismail Gelle for his re-election.”

It added” We pray almighty to ease the responsibility entrusted upon you by the great people of Djibouti once again,”

The statement further acknowledged and thanked the support of the people and government of Djibouti to Somali people and government for years.

Somalia and Djibouti enjoy brotherly relations for years since independence in 1979 from French.

President Gelle was praised for his push for Somali peace and reconciliation conference in 2000 that paved way for the establishment of transitional federal government that was led by President Abdikassim Salat Hassan.

Djibouti also has troops in Somalia as part of AU peace keeping troops covering Hiran region.